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Exercise 7

Several cancerous conditions are associated with the symptoms of indigestion or difficulty in swallowing. Swallowing difficulties and indigestion are common enough so that a variety of medical terms exist for describing these conditions. These terms include:

  • nausea (an unpleasant sensation often culminating in vomiting)
  • anorexia (lack of appetite)
  • dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing)

The term anorexia might be new to you. It can be analyzed as follows:

  • an — a prefix meaning lack of, without
  • orexia — Greek root meaning appetite

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