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Achalasia
An abnormal condition characterized by the inability of a muscle to relax, particularly the cardiac sphincter of the stomach, also called cardiospasm.
Achlorhydria
An abnormal condition characterized by the absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice.
Anastomosis
A surgical joining of two ducts or blood vessels to allow flow from one to the other.
Cachexia
Weakness and emaciation associated with general ill health and malnutrition.
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
A fetal glycoprotein found in cancers and other nonmalignant conditions.
Dehiscence
A partial or complete separation of the wound edges.
Dysphagia
Difficulty in swallowing.
Evisceration
Protrusion of the viscera through a disrupted wound.
Exacerbation
Signs or symptoms specific to a disease condition.
Hematemesis
Emesis containing blood.
Intussusception
Infolding of one segment of the intestine into the lumen of another segment.
Leukoplakia
A white, firmly attaced patch on the mouth or tongue mucosa.
Lumen
The cavity or channel within a tube or tubular organ.
Melena
Tarlike, fetid smellingn stool containing undigested blood.
Occult Blood
Blood that is obscure or hidden from view.