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anal

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adj. of, relating to, or affecting the anus; for example an anal fissure or an anal fistula.

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arteriovenous

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(ar-teer-i-oh-vee-nŭs)

relating to or affecting an artery and a vein. a. anastomosis see anastomosis. a. fistula see fistula. a. malformation see angioma.

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biliary

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adj. relating to or affecting the bile duct or bile. See also fistula.

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bronchopleural

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(brong-koh-ploor-ăl)

relating to a bronchus and the pleura. b. fistula an abnormal communication (see fistula) between a bronchus and the pleural cavity.

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bruit

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n. a sharp or harsh systolic sound, heard on auscultation, that is due to turbulent blood flow in a peripheral artery, usually the carotid or iliofemoral artery. Bruits can...

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Crohn's disease

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A condition in which segments of the alimentary tract become inflamed, thickened, ulcerated, and scarred. It can affect any part of the intestinal tract from mouth to anus; common areas...

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fistulography

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n. imaging of a fistula. X-rays can be used after injection of a radiopaque contrast medium, usually through an opening in the skin after inserting a catheter, to see the...

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ischiorectal abscess

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An abscess in the space between the sheet of muscle that assists in control of the rectum (levator ani) and the pelvic bone. It may occur spontaneously, but is often secondary to an anal...

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machinery murmur

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A continuous heart murmur that indicates patent ductus arteriosus or arteriovenous fistula.

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obstetric anal sphincter injury

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(OASIS) a spectrum of injuries that encompasses both third- and fourth-degree perineal tears. Injury to the anal sphincter mechanism during childbirth may arise secondarily to direct...

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