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Author Information: John Libonati, SW Florida Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com & The Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide.

Saliva: definition

A mixture of water, protein, and salts produced in the mouth that makes food easy to swallow and begins the process of digestion.

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Rupture: definition

A break or tear in any organ or soft tissue.

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Revision: definition

An operation to modify the effects of a previous operation.

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Retching: definition

Dry vomiting.

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Resection: definition

The surgical removal of an organ.

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Regurgitation: definition

A condition that occurs when gastric juices or small amounts of food from the stomach flow back into the esophagus and mouth. Also called reflux.

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Reflux: definition

A condition that occurs when gastric juices or small amounts of food from the stomach flow back into the esophagus and mouth. Also called regurgitation.

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Rectum: definition

The lower end of the large intestine leading to the anus.

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Rectal Prolapse: definition

A condition in which the rectum slips so that it protrudes from the anus.

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Radiation Enteritis: definition

Damage to the small intestine from radiation therapy that likely results in malabsorption of nutrients and diarrhea.

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Radiation Colitis: definition

Damage to the colon from radiation therapy.

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Pylorus: definition

The opening from the stomach into the top of the small intestine (duodenum).

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Pyloric Stenosis: definition

A narrowing of the opening between the stomach and the small intestine.

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Pyloric Sphincter: definition

The muscle between the stomach and the small intestine.

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Pseudomembranous Colitis: definition

Severe irritation of the colon caused by Clostridium difficile bacterium. It occurs after taking oral antibiotics, which kill bacteria that normally live in the colon.

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