Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function Quiz

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Assessment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function Quiz

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1. Intrinsic factor is a gastric secretion necessary for the intestinal absorption of the vitamin that prevents pernicious anemia, that is:

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2. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is contraindicated for patients who have:

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3. Secretin is a gastrointestinal hormone that:

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4. Obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract leads to:

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5. The major carbohydrate that tissues use for fuel is:

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6. A gastric analysis with stimulation that results in an excess of gastric acid being secreted could be diagnostic of:

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7. The digestion of starches begins in the mouth with the secretion of the enzyme:

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8. On examination of a patient’s stool, the nurse suspects the presence of an upper gastrointestinal bleed when she observes a stool that is:

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9. The results of a gastric analysis can be used to diagnose various disease states. An excess amount of acid can indicate the presence of:

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10. During a nursing assessment, the nurse knows that the most common symptom of patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction is:

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11. A nurse who is investigating a patient’s statement about duodenal pain should assess the:

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12. The nurse has been directed to position a patient for an examination of the abdomen. She knows to place the patient in the:

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13. Bile, which emulsifies fat, enters the duodenum through the:

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14. An enzyme, secreted by the gallbladder, that is responsible for fat emulsification is:

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15. Consequences of diarrhea include all of the following except:

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16. For adults who are older than 50 years of age and at low risk for colorectal cancer, the recommended screening is a:

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17. Abdominal pain associated with indigestion is usually:

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18. A fiberoptic colonoscopy is most frequently used for a diagnosis of:

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19. Pancreatic secretions into the duodenum:

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20. A hormonal regulatory substance that inhibits stomach contraction and gastric secretions is:

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21. When completing a nutritional assessment of a patient who is admitted for a gastrointestinal disorder, the nurse notes a recent history of dietary intake. This is based on the knowledge that a portion of digested waste products can remain in the rectum for how many days after a meal is digested?

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22. Patient preparation for esophageal manometry requires the withholding of specific medications such as:

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23. The stomach, which derives its acidity from hydrochloric acid, has a pH of approximately:

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24. It usually takes how long for food to enter the colon?

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25. Before a gastroscopy, the nurse should inform the patient that:

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26. Reflux of food into the esophagus from the stomach is prevented by contraction of the:

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27. A flexible sigmoidoscope permits examination of the lower bowel for:

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28. The nurse auscultates the abdomen to assess bowel sounds. She documents five to six sounds heard in less than 30 seconds. She documents that the patient’s bowel sounds are:

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29. During the initial assessment of a patient complaining of increased stomach acid related to stress, the nurse knows that the physician will want to consider the influence of the neuroregulator:

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