hyperdefecation

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hyperdefecation

(hī″pĕr-dĕf″ĕ-kā′shŭn)
Increased stool frequency without an increase in stool weight above normal. It may be present in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, hyperthyroidism, or proctitis.
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In fact, with normal consistency, frequent defecation is often referred to as pseudodiarrhea; for this reason, an abnormal stool form and frequency should not be used to describe diarrhea.