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Digestive Terms

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  • Ulcer

  • A sore on the skin surface or on the stomach lining.

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • A serious disease that causes ulcers and irritation in the inner lining of the colon and rectum. See also Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

  • Upper GI Endoscopy

  • Looking into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with an endoscope. See also Endoscopy.

  • Upper GI Series

  • X-rays of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. The patient swallows barium first. Barium makes the organs show up on x-rays. Also called barium meal.

  • Urea Breath Test

  • A test used to detect Helicobacter pylori infection. The test measures breath samples for urease, an enzyme H. pylori makes.

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