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defecation

 [def″ĕ-ka´shun]
elimination of wastes and undigested food, as feces, from the rectum.

def·e·ca·tion

(def'ĕ-kā'shŭn),
The discharge of feces from the rectum.
Synonym(s): motion (2) , movement (3)
[L. defaeco, pp. -atus, to remove the dregs, purify]

defecation

/def·e·ca·tion/ (def″ĕ-ka´shun)
1. the evacuation of fecal matter from the rectum.
2. the removal of impurities, such as chemically.

defecation

[def′ikā′shən]
Etymology: L, defaecare, to clean
the elimination of feces from the digestive tract through the rectum. Also spelled defaecation. See also constipation, diarrhea, feces. defecate [def′ikāt] , v.

def·e·ca·tion

(defĕ-kāshŭn)
The discharge of feces from the rectum.
Synonym(s): movement (3) , defaecation.
[L. defaeco, pp. -atus, to remove the dregs, purify]

defecation

the elimination of faeces from the alimentary canal via the anus, a process requiring rhythmic contraction of the smooth muscle of the gut wall (under autonomic control) and relaxation of the striated muscle of the anal SPHINCTER under voluntary control.

Defecation

Passage of stools through the anus.

def·e·ca·tion

(defĕ-kāshŭn)
The discharge of feces from the rectum.
Synonym(s): defaecation.
[L. defaeco, pp. -atus, to remove the dregs, purify]

defecation,

n the elimination of feces from the digestive tract through the rectum.

defecation

elimination of wastes and undigested food, as feces, from the rectum.

Patient discussion about defecation

Q. Can pregnancy cause an increase in bowel movements? After very long years now I am 7 wks pregnant with my first child and I have noticed that I'm having more frequent bowel movements during this pregnancy. They are neither loose nor hard out of the ordinary. My husband is little bit afraid of what’s happening with me. I too fear of it. I don’t want to loose him. Has anyone else experienced this, and is this normal? Can pregnancy cause an increase in bowel movements?

A. It is nothing to worry maria. It’s a usual happening during pregnancy. Here I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and I too experience frequent bowel movements (2-4/day). It feels as if I am not gaining any weight b/c everything that goes in goes right out. I know this is okay. Here we can get an expert's opinion on this. So don’t worry and comfort your loving and caring husband. My best wishes for your healthy first baby.

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Work closely with countries where open defecation is most prevalent to ensure that the World Bank's lending and evidence-based knowledge is supporting improved sanitation service delivery, such as through effective monitoring and use of data.
An overwhelming majority, 82%, of those with obstructed defecation had rectal pressure, 43% had pelvic pressure or bulge, and 25% had pelvic pain.
So, if a mother now takes her child to the doctor ( private or government), physicians advice them to use toilet and avoid open defecation," he said.
He said one third of gram panchayats (village councils) in Maharashtra had become free of open defecation.
A procedure commonly used for treating internal hemorrhoids has now been successfully applied to correct a variety of rectal morphologic abnormalities that obstruct normal defecation, Dr.
The top three complaints are barking dogs, loose dogs and defecation on neighbors' yards,'' Brand said.
OPEN defecation and littering on railway stations will now be a punishable offence.
Open defecation - the riskiest sanitation practice - is on the decline worldwide
Study investigators reviewed the patients' medical records to see if the subjects had been given any anorectal defecation testing.
Ligasure patients in the randomized trial also reported less pain on a 0-10 visual analog scale at the first defecation and at 1 and 14 days after the operation than did conventional diathermy patients.
After the ego trip wears off, riders will be back in their automobiles, taxpayers will be stuck with another government ``we know better than private enterprise'' white elephant, property owners will be stuck with reduced values and surface travelers of all kinds will be stuck with dead ends and lengthy detours thanks to the concrete and steel defecation called a ``track.