Small bowel
Another name for the small intestine. The word "bowel" originated from the Latin "botulus" meaning "sausage."

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small bowel 'smȯl- n SMALL INTESTINE

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • small-bowel enema — a technique for examining the jejunum and ileum by passing a tube through the mouth, oesophagus, and stomach into the small bowel and directly injecting barium. It gives excellent detail of the lining of the small bowel but is more uncomfortable… …   Medical dictionary

  • small-bowel enema — enteroclysis a technique for examining the jejunum and ileum by passing a tube through the mouth, oesophagus, and stomach into the small bowel and directly injecting barium. It gives excellent detail of the lining of the small bowel but is more… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • small-bowel meal — a technique for examining the small bowel. The patient swallows dilute barium sulphate suspension and then a series of radiographs is taken. It is important that barium reaches the caecum for a complete examination. The technique is particularly… …   Medical dictionary

  • small-bowel meal — barium follow through a technique for examining the small bowel. The patient swallows dilute barium sulphate suspension and then a series of radiographs is taken. It is important that barium reaches the caecum for a complete examination. The… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • small bowel follow-through — (SBFT) a type of barium study in which contrast medium is administered orally and monitored on a series of radiographs as it travels through the small intestine …   Medical dictionary

  • small bowel enema — enteroclysis (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • Bowel obstruction — Classification and external resources Upright abdominal X ray demonstrating a small bowel obstruction. Note multiple air fluid levels. ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

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