Gastroenterology - Animated Medical Dictionary

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The FOCUS Animated Pocket Dictionary of Gastroenterology, the first ever animated dictionary in the subject,is a must-have resource for physicians and students who would greatly benefit from this module, it covers 98 gastroenterology related terms and definitions.

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Gastroenterology - Animated Medical Dictionary
  • Abdomen

    The abdomen is the area of the body between the thorax and the pelvis that encloses major organ of the digestive system

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  • Acid reflux

    Acid reflux or Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is an abnormal back flow or regurgitation of acidic contents from the stomach into the esophagus.

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  • Alcoholic liver disease

    Alcoholic liver disease is damage caused by toxic effects of excessive intake of alcohol. The disease progresses in three different stages - fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis.

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  • Alimentary track

    Alimentary tract or the digestive tract is a tubular passage that extends from the oral cavity to the anus. Ingestion, digestion, absorption and defecation are the major functions of the alimentary canal.

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  • Anal sphincter dysplasia

    Anal sphincter dysplasia is a congenital malformation of the anal canal. Dysplasia is due to an anorectal malformation with the absence or incomplete fixation of the anal sphincter complex to the coccyx.

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  • Anorectal manometry

    Anorectal manometry, also called rectal motility test, is a diagnostic procedure used to measure the functions of rectum and anal sphincter, a ring of muscles present at the opening of anus to the outside of the body. During the test, a catheter is passed into the rectum through the anus. The catheter is connected to a machine which records the contractions and relaxations of the rectum and the sphincter. This test is used to diagnose fecal incontinence, constipation and other bowel problems.

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  • Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix a small appendage to the colon, the condition is mainly characterised by pain that typically begins around the navel and then shifts to the lower abdomen.

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  • Appendix

    Appendix is a small finger like pouch and a vestigial projection measuring about 3-4 inches attached to the cecum or the beginning of the large intestine.

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  • Ascites

    Ascites is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity it causes abdominal swelling and pain, it can occur as a result of liver disease or presence of malignance cells like ovarian cancer cell with in the abdomen.

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  • Bile

    Bile is a bitter, alkaline fluid secreted by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the duodenum through the bile duct during the digestion process for the absorption of fats.

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