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The Digestive System - Quiz A

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Chapter 8

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  • 1
    A/An __________ is a surgical connection between two hollow or tubular structures.
    anastomosis
  • 2
    A/An __________ is the surgical removal of hemorrhoids.
    hemorrhoidectomy
  • 3
    A/An __________ is a surgical procedure performed to create an artificial opening between an organ and the body surface.
    ostomy
  • 4
    A/An __________ is the surgical removal of all or part of the liver.
    hepatectomy
  • 5
    A/An __________ is the surgical fixation of a prolapsed rectum to an adjacent tissue or organ.
    proctopexy
  • 6
    Abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in the peritoneal cavity is known as __________ .
    ascites
  • 7
    A/An __________ is an incision made into the common bile duct for the removal of gallstones.
    choledocholithotomy
  • 8
    A/An __________ is the surgical removal of the gallbladder.
    cholecystectomy
  • 9
    A/An __________ is medication administered to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting.
    antiemetic
  • 10
    A/An __________ is the surgical repair of a cleft palate.
    palatoplasty
  • 11
    A/An __________ is the endoscopic examination of the interior of the rectum, sigmoid colon, and possibly a portion of the descending colon.
    sigmoidoscopy
  • 12
    Pain in the gallbladder is known as __________ .
    cholecystalgia
  • 13
    The progressive degenerative disease of the liver in which scar tissue replaces normal tissue is known as __________ .
    cirrhosis
  • 14
    Dental __________ is the professional cleaning of the teeth to remove plaque and calculus.
    prophylaxis
  • 15
    A/An __________ is the surgical removal of all or part of the stomach.
    gastrectomy
  • 16
    Anorexia __________ is an eating disorder characterized by a false perception of body appearance that leads to a refusal to maintain a normal body weight.
    nervosa
  • 17
    The term __________ means abnormally thin.
    emaciated
  • 18
    Morbid __________ is the condition of weighing two or three times, or more, the ideal weight.
    obesity
  • 19
    The medical term for vomiting is __________ .
    emesis
  • 20
    A/An __________ is a pouch or sac occurring in the lining or wall of a tubular organ such as the colon.
    diverticulum