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bezoar

 [be´zor]
a mass formed in the stomach by compaction of ingested material that does not pass into the intestine.

be·zoar

(bē'zōr),
A concretion formed in the alimentary canal of animals, and occasionally humans; formerly considered to be a useful medicine with magical properties and apparently still used for this purpose in some countries; according to the substance forming the ball, may be termed trichobezoar (hairball), trichophytobezoar (hair and vegetable fiber mixed), or phytobezoar (food ball).
[Pers. padzahr, antidote]

bezoar

/be·zoar/ (be´zor) a concretion of foreign material found in the gastrointestinal or urinary tract.

bezoar

(bē′zôr′)
n.
A hard indigestible mass of material, such as hair, plant fibers, or seeds, found in the stomach or intestine of animals, especially ruminants and sometimes humans. Bezoars were formerly considered to be antidotes to poisons and to possess magic properties.

bezoar

[bē′zôr]
Etymology: Ar, bazahr, protection against poison
a hard ball of hair or vegetable fiber that may develop within the stomach of humans. More often it is found in the stomachs of ruminants. In some societies it was formerly considered a useful medicine and possessed of certain magical properties. It is apparently still used as a therapeutic and mystical device by some, especially in the Far East.
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Bezoar
A mass of foreign material in the stomach—food, mucus, vegetable fiber, hair, or other indigestible material—facilitated by partial or complete gastrectomy, as acid hydrolysis of gastric content is decreased; the mass is more easily palpable in trichobezoars than in phytobezoars

bezoar

Gastroenterology A mass of foreign material in the stomach–food, mucus, vegetable fiber, hair, or other indigestible material, facilitated by partial or complete gastrectomy, as acid hydrolysis of gastric content is ↓; undigested bezoars cause discomfort or pain, halitosis,
gastric erosion or ulceration and potentially peritonitis, hemorrhage, obstruction, N&V; the mass is more easily palpable in tricho- than in
phytobezoars

be·zoar

(bē'zōr)
A concretion formed in the alimentary canal of animals, and occasionally humans; formerly considered to be a useful medicine with magical properties and apparently still used for this purpose in some places; according to the substance forming the ball, may be termed trichobezoar (hairball), trichophytobezoar (hair and vegetable fiber mixed), or phytobezoar (foodball).
[Pers. padzahr, antidote]

bezoar

A ball of hair and other material forming in the stomach or intestine and rare in the psychologically normal. In more gullible times bezoars have been valued for their magical properties.

Rapunzel,

legendary young woman whose long hair allowed her to escape from a tower in which she was held captive.
Rapunzel syndrome - internal matter that has formed a compact body that occasionally assumes the appearance of strands of twisted hair that extend from a bezoar through the intestine. Synonym(s): bezoar

be·zoar

(bē'zōr)
A concretion formed in the alimentary canal of animals, and occasionally humans; formerly considered to be a useful medicine with magical properties and apparently still used for this purpose in some countries; according to the substance forming the ball, may be termed trichobezoar (hairball), trichophytobezoar (hair and vegetable fiber mixed), or phytobezoar (food ball).
[Pers. padzahr, antidote]

bezoar

a mass formed in the stomach by compaction of repeatedly ingested material that does not pass into the intestine. See also phytobezoar, trichobezoar.
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