Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A What Kind of Bear?

After a long layoff, I have returned. Many things contributed to the work stoppage and they should be resolved for now. We start off with a Word of the Day. Enjoy.

Phytobezoar - gastric concretion of vegetable matter such as skins and seeds.

Basically a mass of undigestable vegetable material gets stuck in the intestine, which can lead to infections and other problems.

Is there a medical word you would like to know the definition of? Leave a comment and try to stump me. I promise I'll try to define without references and I'll let you know if I couldn't do it.

1 comment:

Pirk said...

I think I'm going to do my pathophysiology presentation on bezoars