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colic
pertaining to the colon
celiocentesis
puncture of the abdomen to aspirate fluid
hematemesis
vomiting blood
hepatitis
inflamation of the liver
palpation
process of examining by application of the fingers to the external surface of the body
peritonitis
inflamation of the peritoneum
diarrhea
frequent passage of water bowel movements
barium
a soft, metallic substance that can be intorduced into the GI tract for visualization of organs on x-ray
cholelithiasis
formation of calculi in the gallbladder
endoscope
device consisting of a tube and optical system for viewing the inside of a hollow organ
esophagoscope
type of endoscope for the examination of the esophagus
barium enema
use of barium as an enema to aid in radiography of the colon
anorexia
loss of appetite
ascites
accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity
dialysis
process that removes toxic substances from the blood
barium swallow
use of barium for radiographic exam of the esophagus or upper GI tract
gingivitis
inflamation of the gums
dysphagia
difficulty swallowing
gastroenteritis
inflamation of the stomach and intestines
enterectomy
excision of a portion of the intestines
endoscopy
inspection of body organs with and endoscope
peristalsis
progressive, wavelike movement that occures involuntarily in the GI tract
oral
pertaining to the mouth
hernia
protrusion of an organ or part of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally surrounds it
lower GI series
procedure in which a series of radiographs are taken of the colon following a barium enema
laparotomy
surgical incision into the abdomen
intussusception
slipping of one part of the intestine into another part just below it; telescoping of the bowel itself
sublingual
beneath the tounge
peritoneum
moist membrane lining the abdominal cavity
visceral
pertaining to the organs
upper GI series
procedure in which a series of radiographs are taken following a barium swallow