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Solid, cone shaped medicated substances inserted into the rectum vagina or urethra
Suppositories
Same as feces
Stool
An artificial openins in the abdominal wall; it may be permanent or temporary
Stoma
Wavelike movements produced by circular and longitudinal muscle fibers of the intestinal walls; the movement propels the intestinal contents onward
Peristalsis
A suffix denoting the fomration of an opening or outlet such as an opening on the abdominal wall for the elimination of feces or urine
Ostomy
The first fecal marterial passed by the newborn, normally up to 24 hours after birth
Meconium
Involves a wave of powerful muscular contraction that moves over large areas of the colon; usually occurs after eating
Mass peristalsis
Medications that stimulate bowel activity and assist fecal elimination
Laxitives
An opening through the abdominal wall into the jejunum
Jejunostomy
The act of taking in food or medication
Ingestion
An opening into the illeum(small bowel)
Ileostomy
Shuffling movement of the chyme back and forth within the haustra in the large intestine
Haustral Churning
Distended veins in the rectum
Hemorrhoids
Poches that form in the large intestines when the longitudinal muscles are shorter than the colon
Haustra
An opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach
Gastrostomy
Increased peristalsis of the colon aftert food has entered the stomach
Gastocolic reflex
Gas or air normally prestent in teh stomach or intestines
Flatus
The presence of excessive amounts of gas in the stomach or intestines
Flatulence
Stool, body wast and undigested food eliminated from the bowel
Feces
Same as bowel incontinence
Fecal incontinence
A mass or collection of hardened putty like feces in the folds of the rectum
Fecal impaction
A solution introduced into the rectum and sigmoid colon to remove feces and or flatus
Enema
Defecation of liquid feces and increased frequency of defecation
Diarrhea
Expulsion of feces fromt eh recutom and anus
Defecation
Passage of small, dry, hard stool or passage of no stool for an abnormally long time
Constipation
A portable, chairlike structure used as a toliet
Commode
An opening into the colon (large bowel)
Colonstomy
Digested products that leave the stomach through teh small intestine and then pass through the ileocecal valve
Chyme
Drugs that induce defecation
Cathartics
An agent that promotes the passages of flatus from the colon
Carminatives
Loss of voluntary ability to contol fecal and gaseous discharges through the anal sphincter
Bowel incontinence
A receptacle for urine and feces for clients who are restricted to teh bed
Bed pan