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borborygmus[bor″bor-ig´mus] (pl. borboryg´mi)
a rumbling noise caused by propulsion of gas through the intestines; see also bowel sounds.
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borborygmiPlural of borborygmus, see there; pronounced BOR-boh-RIG-mee.
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borborygmus(bor″bō-rĭg′mŭs) plural.borborygmi [Gr. borborygmos, rumbling in the bowels]
A gurgling, splashing sound normally heard over the large intestine; it is caused by passage of gas through the liquid contents of the intestine. Its absence may indicate paralytic ileus or obstruction of the bowels due to torsion, volvulus, or strangulated hernia.
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borborygmiBowel noises caused by the gurgling of gas through the almost liquid contents of the small bowel as they are passed along by the process of PERISTALSIS.
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