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1

What does the GI Tract comprise of?

Oesophagus
Stomach
Small intestine
Colon
Rectum

2

What is regurgitation?

A passive process where the head is lowered and undigested food is ejected from the mouth (there is no contraction of the abdominal muscles)

3

What conditions can result from regurgitation?

Malnutrition
Aspiration pneumonia

4

How can the origin of ejected matter be confirmed? (From the stomach or regurgitated)

A dipstick can be used to check pH
Contents from the stomach will be acidic

5

What are the causes of regurgitation?

Megaoesophagus
Oesophagitis
Oesophageal foreign bodies
Oesophageal strictures
Persistent relight aortic arch