call to stool

The neural signal that follows arrival of faeces in the rectum

call to stool

Physiology The neural signal that follows the arrival of ordnance in the rectum, telling the pilot that Dresden is in the sights, the bombay doors can be opened and the 500-pounders released. See Defecation.

call to stool

A feeling that one will soon need to defecate.
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(4) Repeatedly postponing the "call to stool" may impair a person's perception of rectal distension and this contributes significantly to "busy-lifestyle" constipation.
Hence the necessity to obey the call to stool and regularly empty your rectum.
It was recognised that constipation was common in women, which was thought to be due to 'feebleness of abdominal muscles', 'sedentary lifestyle' and 'carelessness in attending to the call to stool'.