Unformatted text preview: Fill-in-the-Blank 1 Contractions of the circular and longitudinal muscles of the intestine, known as peristalsis , occur every 3 to 12 minutes, moving waste products along the length of the intestine continuously. (pg1347) 2 Direct manipulation of the bowel during abdominal surgery inhibits peristalsis, causing a condition termed paralytic ileus or postoperative ileus. (pg1352) 3 Blood that is hidden in a stool specimen or cannot be seen on gross examination is known as occult blood, which can be detected with screening tests. (pg1355) 4 Cathartics and laxatives are drugs that induce emptying of the intestinal tract. (pg1351) 5 A patient should be instructed to retain the oil from an oil-retention enema for at least thirty minutes for best cleansing results. (pg1365)...
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- Fall '15
- Gastroenterology, Digestive System, Ulcerative colitis, paralytic ileus