Digestive System Disorders
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Review the structures of the digestive system using the interactive diagram. When you click on each digestive organ, a list of disorders related to that structure will be displayed. Complete the chart by matching the disorder with the structure involved with the disorder. Click on the disorder to get the description. Many disorders affect more than one structure so be sure to include all affected organs.
Disorder|Description|Organ(s) Affected by Disorder|
Lactose Intolerant|congenital disorder consisting of an inability to digest milk and milk products|stomach| GERD|gastric reflux disease, or acid reflux disease is a chronic symptom of mucosal[->0] damage caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach[->1] into the esophagus[->2]|stomach| Colorectal Cancer|Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or large bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix|Intestines | Hemorrhoids|A swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus|Anus| Liver Cancer|(malignant neoplastic disease of the liver usually occurring as a metastasis from another cancer[->3]; symptoms include loss of appetite and weakness and bloating and jaundice and upper abdominal discomfort[->4])|Liver| Hiatal Hernia|hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm.|Stomach| Peptic Ulcer|A lesion in the lining (mucosa) of the digestive tract, typically in the stomach or duodenum, caused by the digestive action of pepsin|Stomach| Gas| a disorder of fishes marked by formation of gas bubbles in the tissues and body fluids[->5] and occurring when the tension of gases becomes higher in the body fluids than in the surrounding water|Intestines| Diverticulosis|A condition in which diverticula are present in the intestine without signs of inflammation.|Intestines| Appendicitis|A serious medical...
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