Straining to have a bowel movement. May be painful and continue for a long time without result.
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
(TOH-tul puh-REN-tuh-rul noo-TRISH-un)
See Parenteral Nutrition.
Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TEF)
A condition that occurs when there is a gap between the upper and lower segments of the esophagus. Food and saliva cannot pass through.
The part of the colon that goes across the abdomen from right to left.
An infection caused by unclean food or drink. Often occurs during travel outside one's own country. See also Gastroenteritis.
A combination of three medicines used to treat Helicobacter pylori infection and ulcers. Drugs that stop the body from making acid are often added to relieve symptoms.
A condition of unknown cause. Abnormalities in the lining of the small intestine prevent the body from absorbing food normally.