1. Fichter, Jeannine L BSN, RN, CGRN, CAPA

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2. Also known as Dulcolax.


7. Condition whereby there is absent esophageal peristalsis and an elevated lower esophageal sphincter.


8. Increased consumption of _____ can be a cause of encephalopathy in patients with end-stage liver disease.


10. A congenital disease marked by the absence of ganglion cells in a distal segment of the colon.


11. A type of liver cell.


13. This duct of the gallbladder joins the common hepatic duct to form the common bile duct.


18. Epigastric discomfort following meals.


19. A protruding growth from any mucous membrane.


20. A hormone that stimulates the secretion of pancreatic juices.


22. A potential complication of a percutaneous liver biopsy.


25. A lower esophageal ring that can cause episodic dysphagia.


27. A reduction of erythrocytes below the normal level.


28. Anatomy that extends from cecum to rectum.


29. Instrument for dilating the esophagus.


30. Condition often associated with Hirschsprung's disease.


31. A parasitic disease most often associated with the ingestion of contaminated food or water.




1. The hydrogen _____ test is used in the diagnosis of bacterial overgrowth of the intestine.


3. Hemochromatosis involves a metabolic disorder of this substance.


4. A collection of facts that may be objective or subjective in nature.


5. A postoperative complication signaled by abdominal distention, diminished or absent bowel sounds.


6. A liver condition often associated with ulcerative colitis (abbrev.).


7. Biopsy for possible H. pylori infection is obtained in this segment of the stomach along the greater curvature.


9. Multiple ridges in the interior wall of the stomach.


10. The passage of blood in the stool.


12. An abnormal passage between two internal organs.


14. Type of cholangitis which presents with beaded-appearing hepatic ducts on ERCP.


15. Foreign material found in the stomach composed of either plant, vegetable, or hair.


16. An antiulcer medication that blocks histamine's action on the H2 receptors in the parietal cells.


17. A stress ulcer that appears in patients with intracranial trauma (i.e., post craniotomy) patients.


21. A test for gastrointestinal absorption of B12.


23. Semiliquid combination of food and digestive juices found in the stomach.


24. Helicobacter _____ is a spiral bacteria present in almost all adults with duodenal ulcers and most with gastric ulcers.


26. The distal three-fifths of the small bowel.