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Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by Spring23, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Spring23

    Spring23 Junior Member

    Peru
    español
    Physical exami­nation will focus on the urinary tract, pelvic organs, and lower bowel.

    El examen físico enfocará la extensión urinaria, órganos pélvicos, y ???? ..
    I can't understand the last part.. if you could help me please.. thanks

     
  2. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    Colón
    O es colon no más? Pues, este..
    ...............

    :)
     
  3. Akialuz Senior Member

    Puerto Rico - Spanish
    Colón descubrió a América; cólon es el que llevamos allá abajo. :eek:)
    Akialuz
     
  4. Akialuz Senior Member

    Puerto Rico - Spanish
    sorry no accent.... just "colon"
     
  5. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    Siempre me parecía raro que los dos lleven el mismo nombre!
     
  6. transparente Senior Member

    at home
    Spanish/Argentina
    El examen físico se concentrará en las vías urinarias, órganos pélvicos e intestinos.

    Ante la duda, yo pondría "intestinos". No estoy segura a qué parte específica se refiere.
     
  7. Akialuz Senior Member

    Puerto Rico - Spanish
    "lower bowel" is the colon.
    ~Akialuz
    jaja y no me parce tan raro la similitud en nombres.
     
  8. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    "lower bowel" es más específico que "intestinos", que sería "intestines".
     
  9. transparente Senior Member

    at home
    Spanish/Argentina
    OK.
    vías urinarias
    órganos pélvicos
    y colon
     
  10. Akialuz Senior Member

    Puerto Rico - Spanish
    OK
    bowel = intestino
    colon = Porción del intestino grueso de los mamíferos, que empieza donde concluye el ciego, cuando este existe, y acaba donde comienza el recto.
    ~Akialuz
    o es intestino delgado???
     
  11. transparente Senior Member

    at home
    Spanish/Argentina
    y "colon" que "lower bowel"!
     
  12. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    Realmente? Yo estaba pensando que quizás fuera más general, y que "colon" equivala "bowel"!
     
  13. transparente Senior Member

    at home
    Spanish/Argentina
    "colon" te parece más general que "lower bowel"?
     
  14. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    uhhhh.... si?

    a averiguar....
     
  15. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    No encuentro definiciones de "bowel" o "lower bowel", pero parece que se usa "bowel" y "colon" para significar lo mismo. Entonces, "colon" es más general que "lower bowel".
     
  16. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    Lower bowel serïa el intestino grueso. C´mon swyes, you know when there is a bowel movement it´s not just the colon that moves.
     
  17. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    For one thing, I think it is, and that food moves through the rest of the intestines continually through peristaltic motions; but also, this is a medical and not a general use of the term "bowel". I'm not suggesting that colon be an equivalent in the case of "in the bowels of the machine". And I can't find any medical reference to a "bowel" that doesn't refer to the lower intestine, between the caecum and the rectum.

    Honestly, I'm not just trying to make trouble! :)
     
  18. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    Swyves You are absolutely right!!! I just hit my old anatomy book and yes! The lower bowel is the colon.
     

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