1. What are the functions that the liver, gallbladder and pancreas
play in digestion? Explain.
2. Chapter 5 discusses many pathological conditions related to
the digestive system and divides them based on their location
(oral cavity, upper GI tract, Lower GI tract ect..). Pick 4
pathological conditions, one from each group, define them and
explain the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for each
3. You have learned so far the suffixes -tomy, -ectomy and -stomy.
Explain the differences in the meanings of each suffix and
illustrate using examples of medical terms that are realted to the
4. This week, you are expected to go over the digestive system
case study under the week’s module. In the case study, the
patient (Mrs. Kreider) has undergone false diagnosis multiple
times (indigestion, diverticulosis, jaundice, colonic polyps, etc…).
a. Describe each misdiagnosed condition, the reason behind each
misdiagnosis and the lab tests and procedures that were used.
b. What was the actual diagnosis? What is the medical term for
this condition? What was done to reach this diagnosis?