defaecation


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defaecation

def·e·ca·tion

(defĕ-kāshŭn)
The discharge of feces from the rectum.
Synonym(s): movement (3) , defaecation.
[L. defaeco, pp. -atus, to remove the dregs, purify]

def·e·ca·tion

(defĕ-kāshŭn)
The discharge of feces from the rectum.
Synonym(s): defaecation.
[L. defaeco, pp. -atus, to remove the dregs, purify]
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At this point, the patient reported that defaecation and coughing did not lead to protrusion of the uterus.
Prevalence rates were higher among women except when IBS was defined as frequently occurring symptoms with pain relieved by defaecation.
The Old Testament (Deuteronomy, 23, 12-13) recommends burying faeces, and Islamic oral tradition proscribes defaecation in water sources.
Poor hygiene in children and open air defaecation in rural areas allows pig's access to human faeces thus putting people at risk of developing taeniasis/cysticercosis.
Direct defaecation into the sea or river was less apparent in the locations researched by Chigbu and Iroegbu (7) and could account for the wide differences in Vibrio counts obtained in both studies.
These biotic factors are commonly associated with defaecation by frugivorous mammals (Willson 1993), and the existence of seed predators and secondary dispersers is considered to have an enormous impact on the survival of the seeds that are dispersed by mammals (e.
Animal had reduced appetite and normal defaecation and urination.
Method: Muscoid fly density was monitored in devastated human settlements, temporary shelters, garbage dumping yards and open defaecation yards in seawater intrusion and indoors and outdoors of seawater non intrusion areas using scudder grill and sweep net at monthly intervals from February 2005 to January 2006.
Acting Head and Senior Lecturer, Division of Medical Gastroenterology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is best defined as a functional disorder, characterised by abdominal pain or discomfort and associated with abnormal defaecation.