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defecation

 [def″ĕ-ka´shun]
elimination of wastes and undigested food, as feces, from the rectum.

def·e·ca·tion

(def'ĕ-kā'shŭn),
The discharge of feces from the rectum.
Synonym(s): motion (2) , movement (3)
[L. defaeco, pp. -atus, to remove the dregs, purify]

defecation

/def·e·ca·tion/ (def″ĕ-ka´shun)
1. the evacuation of fecal matter from the rectum.
2. the removal of impurities, such as chemically.

defecation

[def′ikā′shən]
Etymology: L, defaecare, to clean
the elimination of feces from the digestive tract through the rectum. Also spelled defaecation. See also constipation, diarrhea, feces. defecate [def′ikāt] , v.

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]

defecation

the elimination of faeces from the alimentary canal via the anus, a process requiring rhythmic contraction of the smooth muscle of the gut wall (under autonomic control) and relaxation of the striated muscle of the anal SPHINCTER under voluntary control.

Defecation

Passage of stools through the anus.

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]

defecation,

n the elimination of feces from the digestive tract through the rectum.

defecation

elimination of wastes and undigested food, as feces, from the rectum.

Patient discussion about defecation

Q. Can pregnancy cause an increase in bowel movements? After very long years now I am 7 wks pregnant with my first child and I have noticed that I'm having more frequent bowel movements during this pregnancy. They are neither loose nor hard out of the ordinary. My husband is little bit afraid of what’s happening with me. I too fear of it. I don’t want to loose him. Has anyone else experienced this, and is this normal? Can pregnancy cause an increase in bowel movements?

A. It is nothing to worry maria. It’s a usual happening during pregnancy. Here I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and I too experience frequent bowel movements (2-4/day). It feels as if I am not gaining any weight b/c everything that goes in goes right out. I know this is okay. Here we can get an expert's opinion on this. So don’t worry and comfort your loving and caring husband. My best wishes for your healthy first baby.

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References in periodicals archive ?
2] Open defecation was still a reported practice in the study area and 29% women reported about open defecation similar to study of Kuberan et al.
Your cat's veterinarian will likely ask you questions about the consistency of your kitty's stool, the frequency of defecation and whether you have observed any blood in the stool.
The zoo's variety of animals provided us with a range of fecal sizes and shapes that served as independent pieces of evidence to validate our mathematical model of the duration of defecation.
The rectum expands to accommodate the incoming feces and stretch receptors in the expanding walls send a message to the brain which is perceived as the defecation urge.
In the early stages of the project, authorities identified areas with low levels of sanitation and launched information campaigns in those areas that encouraged people to switch from open defecation to toilets, to wash their hands with soap and to drink clean water, Lempho said.
2) It is diagnosed based on Rome III criteria--recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days/month in the last 3 months associated with [greater than or equal to] 2 of the following: improvement with defecation, onset associated with a change in frequency of stool, and onset associated with a change in form (appearance) of stool.
Barangay Lamod Village Councilman Omar Tolundatu, main author of Ordinance Number 001, Series of 2014, said that high morbidity cases of diarrhea, cholera, and other diseases related to unhygienic practices, like open defecation, prompted them to pass the local law.
Distal hidden rectal intussusception and rectocele are the most known organic causes of obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS).
based on stimulating a collective sense of disgust and shame among community members as they confront the crude facts about mass open defecation and its negative impacts on the entire community.
Most (92%) had bowel symptoms, including pain during defecation, diarrhea and constipation, abdominal bloating, and dyschezia.
Every action which spurs people to change their way of dealing with defecation brings us closer towards the goal of sanitation for all.