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Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that studies the digestive system and its disorders.

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Medical; Gastroenterology

Inflammation of the appendix.


Medical; Gastroenterology

A layer of connective tissue underneath the mucosa, a layer of smooth muscle.

Inguinal hernia

Medical; Gastroenterology

If the fat that protrudes into the abdomen or part of small intestine through a weak area in the muscles of the lower abdomen

dyskinesia of bile

Medical; Gastroenterology

Refers to a group of functional disorder of the biliary system and gallbladder.

Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

Medical; Gastroenterology

Hereditary disorder causing the growth of numerous polyps in the intestines. Increases the risk of cancer.

tube feeding

Medical; Gastroenterology

A way to provide food through a tube placed in the nose, stomach, or small intestine. A tube in the nose is called a nasogastric or nasoenteral tube. A tube may be placed into the stomach or small ...


Medical; Gastroenterology

A huge, swollen colon that results from several different conditions. In children, megacolon is more common in boys than girls.

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