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Unformatted text preview: possibly a portion of the descending colon. sigmoidoscopy 12. Pain in the gallbladder is known as __________ . cholecystalgia 13. The progressive degenerative disease of the liver in which scar tissue replaces normal tissue is known as __________ . cirrhosis 14. Dental __________ is the professional cleaning of the teeth to remove plaque and calculus. prophylaxis 15. A/An __________ is the surgical removal of all or part of the stomach. gastrectomy 16. Anorexia __________ is an eating disorder characterized by a false perception of body appearance that leads to a refusal to maintain a normal body weight. nervosa 17. The term __________ means abnormally thin. emaciated 18. Morbid __________ is the condition of weighing two or three times, or more, the ideal weight. obesity 19. The medical term for vomiting is __________ . emesis 20. A/An __________ is a pouch or sac occurring in the lining or wall of a tubular organ such as the colon. diverticulum...
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