Ch 12: Terms for GI Tract Pathology, Diagnosis & Treatment

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This collection of medical terminology lessons covers the pathology, diagnoses and treatments of the gastrointestinal tract. Work through this convenient study resource if you need to improve your grades, study for an upcoming exam or refresh your overall medical terminology knowledge.

Terms for GI Tract Pathology, Diagnosis & Treatment - Chapter Summary

Work through this medical terminology chapter at your own pace to learn and review important terms for gastrointestinal tract pathology, diagnoses and treatments. Inside the chapter, you'll find short lessons that succinctly define gastrointestinal terminology in a fun and memorable manner. You can take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand the terms you've studied. You can also use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter material. Studying these lessons can help you:

  • Break down obstructive intestinal disorder terms
  • Define vocabulary related to inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the intestinal tract
  • Recognize medical terms associated with liver problems, gallbladder conditions and gastrointestinal motility
  • Understand terms pertaining to GI tract imaging, specimen tests, visual examinations and diagnoses
  • Evaluate treatment terminology related to the stomach, intestinal tract, liver and gallbladder

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Terms for GI Tract Pathology, Diagnosis & Treatment
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Terminology of Obstructive Intestinal Disorders

1. Terminology of Obstructive Intestinal Disorders

Your intestines are susceptible to being obstructed simply as a result of their positioning or location. This lesson defines these problems: herniation, volvulus, intussusception, and adhesions.

Vocabulary of Inflammatory & Autoimmune Disorders of the Intestinal Tract

2. Vocabulary of Inflammatory & Autoimmune Disorders of the Intestinal Tract

This lesson will define several terms related to inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and clarify a common misconception between inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Words Related to Gastrointestinal Motility

3. Words Related to Gastrointestinal Motility

This lesson defines several different terms related to gastrointestinal motility: peristalsis, vomiting, diarrhea, bowel incontinence, retroperistalsis, and ileus.

Vocabulary of Liver Problems

4. Vocabulary of Liver Problems

Color can indicate disease! This specific lesson will point out the color that's associated with problems affecting the liver, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis.

Terminology for Gallbladder Conditions

5. Terminology for Gallbladder Conditions

The gallbladder is an organ heavily involved in the process of digestion. There are many problems that can affect it including gallstones, cholangitis, cholecystitis, and others, all of which this lesson covers.

GI Tract Imaging & Specimen Tests: Vocabulary

6. GI Tract Imaging & Specimen Tests: Vocabulary

This lesson is going to focus on the various imaging tests that are used when diagnosing problems that may occur in the GI tract. We will also cover specimen testing.

Visual Examinations for GI Tract Diagnosis: Terminology

7. Visual Examinations for GI Tract Diagnosis: Terminology

We will take a look at the different types of visual examinations that are done on the GI tract in order to diagnose conditions that may exist. We will also cover which conditions can be detected from the diagnostic tests.

Stomach Treatment & Procedure Terminology

8. Stomach Treatment & Procedure Terminology

How can you feed someone who cannot eat? How can you prevent someone from eating too much? Believe it or not, there's actually more than one way! This lesson outlines the terminology related to all of this.

Intestinal Tract Treatment Vocabulary

9. Intestinal Tract Treatment Vocabulary

Your intestines are long, and there is an equally long list of procedures that involve them. This lesson covers some of the ones that deal with removal of the intestines or the creation of surgical openings involving them.

Liver & Gallbladder Treatment Terminology

10. Liver & Gallbladder Treatment Terminology

Whether due to cancer, stones, or some other reason, the liver and/or gallbladder may require a surgical procedure. This lesson defines some terms associated with these types of procedures.

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