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Explanation: "Ostomate = a patient who has undergone an ostomy. An ostomy is a surgical procedure in which an opening is made to allow urine to pass from the bladder or or intestinal contents from the bowel to an incision or stoma surgically created in the wall of the abdomen. Each procedure is named for the anatomic location of the -ostomy, such as colostomy, cecostomy, cystostomy." Taken from Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.
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