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borborygmus

 [bor″bor-ig´mus] (pl. borboryg´mi)
a rumbling noise caused by propulsion of gas through the intestines; see also bowel sounds.

borborygmi

Plural of borborygmus, see there; pronounced BOR-boh-RIG-mee.

borborygmus

(bor″bō-rĭg′mŭs) plural.borborygmi [Gr. borborygmos, rumbling in the bowels]
A gurgling, splashing sound normally heard over the large intestine; it is caused by passage of gas through the liquid contents of the intestine. Its absence may indicate paralytic ileus or obstruction of the bowels due to torsion, volvulus, or strangulated hernia.

borborygmi

Bowel noises caused by the gurgling of gas through the almost liquid contents of the small bowel as they are passed along by the process of PERISTALSIS.
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The absence of borborygmi may mean the intestines have become obstructed.
During that time, he was editor of Borborygmi, the student literary magazine.
As an outlet for my creative energy and frustrations, I became one of the coeditors of Borborygmi (bowel sounds), the literary magazine for Southwestern.
In all categories: abdominal pain/distension, stool frequency, gas, and borborygmi, there was double to almost triple the symptom relief in the ECPO group.
If you keep a journal of foods, recording what and when you eat and drink, and how enthusiastic your borborygmi sound, you may see a connection.