EZ: NCLEX Review for the Complete Idiot series! Vocab: Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreatic Disorders. Nursing. LVN LPN. flashcards |

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Ascites

This is fluid in the abdomen d/t decreased albumin:

Asterixis

This is also known as 'Liver Flap'.

Cirrhosis

This is scarring and hardening of the liver d/t inflammation:

Encephalopathy

This is a neurologic change d/t excess ammonia:

Fetor hepaticus

This is the technical term for foul breath:

These are the S/S of Hepatorenal Syndrome:

1) Oliguria retention 2) Sodium retention w/o kidney defects.

Hepatitis

This is inflammation of the liver cells:

Jaundice

This is the yellowing of the sclerae and skin d/t excess bilirubin:

Portal hypertension.

This term describes increased pressure in the portal circulation:

Pancreatectomy

This is the removal of all or part of the pancreas:

Steatorrhea

This is the term for fatty, foul-smelling stools:

Varices

This is the term for weakened, swollen veins:

Cholecystitis

This is 'Inflammation of the Gallbladder':

Cholesterol

This is the composition of gallstones:

Murphy's sign

This sign is the inability to take a deep breath when fingers are pressed under the liver margin:

Bilirubin

This is the pigment from the breakdown of red blood cells:

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

This is the procedure that shatters gallstones using sound waves:

T-tube

This is a surgical drain used to ensure that bile drains freely from the gallbladder after surgery:

Laparoscopic Cholecystectromy

This procedure is the removal of the gallbladder through a small abdominal incision:

Chenodeoxycholic Acid

This substance dissolves cholesterol gallstones:

Choledonchoscopy

This procedure is the use of an endoscope to explore the common bile duct:

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