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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]

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]

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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There was a very significant decrease in the total and subscale scores of bowel symptoms (defecation interval, straining at defecation, sensation of incomplete evacuation/blockage, and stool consistency; Table 2).
Gas can be released safely and solid stools can be retained easily, but liquid stools are difficult to hold and require the person to find a suitable place for defecation immediately.
To be recognised as 'defecation free', a village must show it has met targets including 85 per cent of inhabitants having access to their own toilet [while the remainder must have the option of using shared latrines], and that children's and animal's stools are disposed of properly, he added.
Several techniques are used to determine the source disorders of defecation. They are outlined below.
Currently, Rahu and his team are working on reducing the practice of open defecation in 400 villages in Ghotki district.
The Wa Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Issahasku Tahiru Moomin, explained that Wa was the gate way where many people come in and out, making open defecation a common practice.
STARR is advocated as a new technology for the treatment of obstructive defecation syndrome by excision of parts of intussusceptum.
[GRT.sub.min] denotes the time elapsed before the first defecation containing experimental food with markers, and [GRT.sub.max] denotes the time elapsed before the last defecation containing experimental food with markers, after the ingestion of experimental food.
Neo stressed that ending open defecation would lead to a "35 percent reduction of diarrhoea, which results in over 750,000 deaths of children under five years of age every year."
Key words: Alces alces, Finland, defecation rate, moose, pellet group, tracking.
24 -- India is the open defecation capital of the world, where people have more mobile phones then toilets, having easy access to banks as compared to toilets .
Open defecation is a major contributing factor to myriad of water and sanitation related diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, polio, cholera, acute respiratory infection amongst others.