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flatulence

 [flat´u-lens]
excessive formation of gases in the stomach or intestine.

flat·u·lence

(flat'yū-lents),
Presence of an excessive amount of gas in the stomach and intestines.
[Mod. L. flatulentus, fr. L. flatus, a blowing, fr. flo, pp. flatus, to blow]

flatulence

/flat·u·lence/ (flat´u-lens) excessive formation of gases in the stomach or intestine.

flatulence

(flăch′ə-ləns)
n.
1. The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.
2. Self-importance; pomposity.

flatulence

[flach′ələns]
Etymology: L, flatus, a blowing
the presence of an excessive amount of air or gas in the stomach and intestinal tract, causing distension of the organs and in some cases mild to moderate pain.
Excess passage of noxious gas per rectum; flatulence is associated with legumes, nonabsorbable carbohydrates—e.g., fruits, vegetables, lactose, wheat—cryptococcal infection, and iron and vitamin E deficiencies; in most subjects, CH4 production is low, but increases dramatically in colorectal cancer, reflecting a change in flora
Management Gastric gas may respond to simethicone; intestinal gas may respond to activated charcoal

flatulence

GI disease Excess passage of noxious volatiles per anus; borborygmi are associated with legumes, nonabsorbable carbohydrates–eg, fruits, vegetables, lactose, wheat, cryptococcal infection, and iron and vitamin E deficiencies; in most subjects, CH4 production is low, but ↑ dramatically in colorectal cancer, reflecting a change in flora World record farting Bernard Clemmens, London, UK, sustained a fart for a record 2 mins, 42 secs Management A fabis abstinentis; gastric gas may respond to simethicone, intestinal gas to activated charcoal. See Legumes.

flat·u·lence

(flat'yū-lĕns)
Presence of an excessive amount of gas in the stomach and intestines.

flatulence

A sense of fullness and discomfort in the upper abdomen associated with a desire to belch, and usually caused by air swallowing. See also AEROPHAGY.

Flatulence

Excess gas in the digestive tract.
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flat·u·lence

(flat'yū-lĕns)
Presence of an excessive amount of gas in the stomach and intestines.

flatulence

excessive formation of gases in the stomach or intestine, released through the anus.