BIOL 2600 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Aerophagia, Anal Fissure, Gingivitis

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abdominal computed tomography (CT)
a radiographic procedure that produces a detailed cross-section of the tissue structure within the
abdomen
abdominal ultrasound
a noninvasive test used to visualize internal organs by using very high frequency sound waves
absorption
the process by which completely digested nutrients are transported to the cells throughout the
body
acid reducers
decrease the amount of acid produced by the stomach
acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG)
caused by the abnormal growth of bacteria in the mouth
aerophagia
the excessive swallowing of air while eating or drinking, and is a common cause of gas in the
stomach
amebic dysentery
an intestinal disorder caused by a parasite
anabolism
the building up of body cells and substances from nutrients
anal fissure
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a small crack-like sore in the skin of the anus that cau cause severe pain during a bowel
movement
anastomosis
a surgical connection between two hollow or tubular structures
anorexia
the loss of appetite for food, especially when caused by disease
anorexia nervosa
an eating disorder characterized by a false perception of body appearance
anoscoopy
the visual examination of the anal canal and lower rectum
antacids
neutralize the acids in the stomach
antiemetic
a medication that is administered to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting
anus
the lower opening of the digestive tract
aphthous ulcers
grey-white pits with a red border in the soft tissues lining the mouth; also known as canker sores
or mouth ulcers
ascending colon
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