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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
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A/An __________ is a pouch or sac occurring in the lining or wall of a tubular organ such as the colon.
diverticulum

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Chapter 8

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Introduction to Medical Terminology

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