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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

(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.
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]
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Bezoars tend to be movable, causing incomplete ileus in the small intestine.
However, these cases presented late to the hospital, and already had bezoars (based on CT images) at presentation.
The goals of bezoar treatment are the removal of the bezoar and the prevention of recurrence by addressing the underlying psychiatric/ emotional cause.
Bezoars are accumulations of undigested material in the gastrointestinal tract.
(11,12) However, there is no available evidence to date about the ultrasound evaluation of gastric content in patients with bezoars.
However, if the bezoar is stuck or impossible to move without injuring the bowel wall, enterotomy should be performed to remove the phytobezoar.
Segun Barroso (2013, 2014), el origen del termino bezoar es asiatico y derivaria de la antigua palabra persa padzahr (pad=expulsa; zahr = veneno), que significa antidoto o contraveneno.
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Pero la piedra bezoar y su polvo tienen un sitio que no pasa desapercibido: en la herbolaria de Yucatan esa piedra cura la melancolia si se lleva consigo, pegada a la piel.
The red deer shares its habitat with the Persian leopard Panthera pardus saxicolor, urial Ovis vignei, bezoar goat Capra aegagrus, wild boar Sus scrofa, roe deer Capreolus capreolus, brown bear Ursus arctos, gray wolf Canis lupus, jungle cat Felis chaus and wild cat Felis silvestris (Kiabi et al.
A less common and rarely identified form of bezoar is that of feeding formulas administered to those with a feeding tube, which are unable to meet their nutritional needs orally, such as those set on mechanical ventilators.