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Unformatted text preview: proctectomy 13. Which term describes a surgical connection between two hollow or tubular structures? anastomosis 14. Which term describes the process of breaking down body cells or substances? catabolism 15. Which condition is the protrusion of a small loop of bowel through a weak place in the lower abdominal wall? inguinal hernia 16. Which procedure is the endoscopic examination of the interior of the rectum and sigmoid colon? sigmoidoscopy 17. Which procedure is the placement of a feeding tube through the nose and into the stomach? nasogastric intubation 18. Which eating disorder is characterized by an abnormal craving or appetite for nonfood substances, such as dirt, paint, or clay, that lasts for at least 1 month? pica 19. Which bacterial infection of the intestines is characterized by paralysis and is often fatal? botulism 20. Which condition is the passage of black stools containing digested blood? melena...
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