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liver
the organ that produces bile
jejunum
second portion of the small intestine
Pyloric sphincter
ring of muscles at the opening between the stomach and duodenum
anorexia nervosa
psyconeurotic disorder characterized by prolonges refusal to eat
lapraroscopy
visual examination of the abdominal cavity
uvulva
soft v-shaped mass that hangs from the roof of the back of the mouth
intussusception
twisting and kinking of the intestine causing intestinal obstruction
appendix
small pouch attached to the cecum
Colostomy
artificial opening through the abdomin into th colon
rectocele
prolapse of the rectum
cirrhosis
chronic disease of the liver with gradual destruction of cells
defecation
elimination of solid wastes from the digestive trac
urea
a waste product of protein metabolism
rugea
folds in the lining of the stomach
gastrectomy
surgical term for the excision of the stomach
irritable bowel syndrome
obstruction of the intestine often due to failure of peristalsis
Diverticulitis
inflammation of saclike bulges of the intestinal wall
Mastication
scientific term for chewing
Lipase
fat digesting emzyme
Amylase
starch digesting enzyme
Chyme
mixture of food and gastric juices that enters the small intestine
Flatulence
presence of excess gas in the stomach and intestine
proctology
branch of medicine concerned with disorders of the rectum and anus
Cecum
small pouch at the beginning of the large intestine
Greater omentum
subdivision of peritoeum