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branch of the internal iliac that provides blood for the vagina and the base of the bladder and the rectum arteria vaginalis , vaginal artery
contrast medium is injected into the rectum and x-rays are taken to search for lesions barium enema
injection of medicine into rectum clyster , colonic , enema
part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted colon
elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum colonoscope
visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation colonoscopy
normal response to the presence of feces in the rectum defecation reflex , rectal reflex
rectum, liquid medicine injected into enema
small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children Enterobius vermicularis , pinworm , threadworm
accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move fecal impaction
any of several veins draining the walls of the anal canal and rectum hemorrhoidal vein , rectal vein , vena rectalis
beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces large intestine
internal ring of smooth muscle formed by circular fibers of the rectum musculus sphincter ani internus
pain in the rectum proctalgia
inflammation of the rectum; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; frequently associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis proctitis
protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina; can occur if pelvic muscles are weakened by childbirth proctocele , rectocele
doctor specializing in diseases of the rectum and anus proctologist
branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon or rectum or anus proctology
branch of medicine caring for the colon, rectum, and anus proctology
reconstructive surgery of the anus or rectum proctoplasty , rectoplasty
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