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flatus

 [fla´tus]
1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs),
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

/fla·tus/ (fla´tus) [L.]
1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.

flatus

(flā′təs)
n.
Gas generated in or expelled from the digestive tract, especially the stomach or intestines.

flatus

[flā′təs]
Etymology: L, a blowing
air or gas in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. See also aerophagy.
A single expulsion of noxious gas per rectum; popularly called a fart

flatus

Medtalk noun Fart

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs)
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

Gas discharged by way of the anus. The gas is a mixture of odourless nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane, and a varying quantity of hydrogen sulphide, which is said to smell like rotten eggs. Hydrogen and methane are both inflammable, but the risk to non-smokers is small. The average person farts about 20 times a day.

Flatus

Gas or air in the digestive tract.
Mentioned in: Charcoal, Activated

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs)
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.
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5] found a significant association between sphincter tears and AI, 42% for incontinence of flatus and 1% for incontinence of faeces at 9 months.
Complications related to internal sphincterotomy like faecal soiling (1 patient) and incontinence of flatus (2 patients) were seen in our study for a short period of time.
Dietary fibres like oligosaccharides might cause flatus when consumed in larger amounts and the problem can even be worse when taken by children.
She was no longer passing flatus and there were no audible bowel sounds.
Turkey in the oven, candles in the windows, acid in the stomach, flatus in the bowel and alcohol in the blood stream.
Ainsi, chaque fois que l'ordre est donne de supplicier un etre humain, il ne s'agit jamais d'un exercice legitime du pouvoir etatique, mais seulement d'un flatus vocis, bruit de la voix sans interet.
Clinical trials have demonstrated that use of alvimopan results in reductions in the median time to first flatus passage, time to first bowel movement, time to ready for discharge, time to solids consumption, and time to actual hospital discharge; however, not all trials have shown consistent results.
It was therefore difficult to decide whether the pain came from the bladder or the rectum, and whether rectal discomfort indicated the need to defaecate or to pass flatus; and it could take many minutes between the urge to pass flatus and the ability to do so, because of anal sphincter spasm.
55) "In hoc etiam raptu et in aliis inter os et nares vel levissimus flatus exiret, statim plumam ejiceret: quae tamen ita stabat immota per totum illius extasis intervallum, nisi forte earn aliquis antea removeret" (Philip 366).
Can be handy in cases of constipation that follows surgical procedures as well flatus that is difficult to expel, (otherwise known as incarceration of flatus), particularly where this occurs after abdominal surgery.
Those in the gum chewing group had significantly shorter times to first flatus and first bowel movement.