Medical Terminology

Bowel ~ Medical Terminology

The word ‘bowel’ is a common term for the intestines, both small and large. However, bowel is also sometimes used to refer to the entire gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus to the anus but this technically incorrect. The intestines are the latter parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Here food is >> Read More ...

Bowel Bleeding and Melena – Medical Terminology Meaning

Bowel bleeding and rectal bleeding which refers to the passage of blood through the anus, either in stool or on its own, are two terms that are used interchangeably. Any bleeding within the gut and specific the lower gut such as the bowels may be noticed as blood in the stool, in the toilet bowl water or even blood upon >> Read More ...
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