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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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Bezoars are masses comprising of non-digested and/or partially digested food debris or foreign particles accumulating in the stomach or the small intestine.
Examination of the suspicious substances expelled per urethra is essential for diagnosis as it can be fungal bezoars.
The classification of bezoars depends on their composition: trichobezoar includes hair; phytobezoar, vegetable matter such as skin, seeds, and fiber; lactobezoar, undigested milk curd; and lithobezoar, mud and stones.
Though laparoscopy is superior to laparotomy in view of cosmetic results, less postoperative complication and less hospital stay, but in the laparotomy careful examination of the entire gastrointestinal tract is easier to prevent secondary intestinal obstruction due to migration of residual bezoars.
Bezoars and concretions: Comprehensive review of literature with analysis of 303 collected cases and presentation of 8 additional cases.
11) Bladder fungus balls, also called fungus bezoars, (2,7) are extremely rare and were described as an amorphous mass that could grow to as large as 10 cm in size.
The cause of mechanical small bowel intestinal obstruction includes gallstones foreign bodies bezoars tumors adhesions congenital abnormity intussusceptions and volvulus1.
I figured those two misses would be my 15 minutes of fame with bezoars.
Born in what is now Belgium, Jacques was an independent trader dealing chiefly in precious stones, bezoars, and Indian textiles.
2008) have proposed that the A haplogroup is missing amongst the population of bezoars in Zagros Mountains and Iran Plateau and the presence of the A lineage in Eastern Iran could be an introgression from or feralization of domestic goats (see Fig.
Bezoars are concretions made of hair and other materials found in the stomach or intestines of animals, especially ruminants.