Chapter 13 Patient Care during Gastrointestinal Radiographic Procedures - Terms

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Adverse effects

The development of undesired side effects or toxicity caused by the administration of drugs

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Alimentary canal

The organs of digestion; the digestive tract

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Colostomy

An artificial opening (stoma) created in the large intestine and brought to the surface of the abdomen for the purpose of evacuating the bowels

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Diverticulitis

Inflammation of a sac or pouch protruding from the walls of the intestines, especially the colon

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Flatus

Gas expelled from the digestive tract through the anus

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Ileostomy

An artificial opening (stoma) erected in the small intestine (ileum) and brought to the surface for the purpose of evacuating feces

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Nasogastric tube

A thin tube that is inserted through the nose and into the stomach for the purpose of instilling substances or for the removal of substances

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Ostomy

General term for an operation in which an artificial opening is formed

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Peritonitis

Inflammation of the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and surrounding the abdominal organs

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Stoma

An opening in the body created by bringing a loop of bowel to the skin surface