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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

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