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abnormal collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
ascites
frequent discharge of liquid stool
diarrhea
disorder that involves inflammation of the intestine associated with diarrhea and abdominal pain
dysentery
waste from the digestive tract expelled through the rectum (bowel movement, stool, fecal matter).
feces
gas in the digestive tract or expelled through the anus.
flatus
washing out the stomach
gastric lavage
process of feeding a person through a nasogastric tube.
gavage
vomitting of blood
hematemesis
black, tarry stool that contains digested blood. Usually a result of bleeding in the upper GI tract.
melana
urge to vomit
nausea
involuntary wavelike contractions that propel food along the digestive tract.
peristalsis
abnormal backward flow. In the esophagel reflux, the stomach contents flow back into the esophagus.
reflux
matter expelled from the stomach through the mouth. (vomitus or emesis)
vomit