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flatus

 [fla´tus]
1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs),
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

/fla·tus/ (fla´tus) [L.]
1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.

flatus

(flā′təs)
n.
Gas generated in or expelled from the digestive tract, especially the stomach or intestines.

flatus

[flā′təs]
Etymology: L, a blowing
air or gas in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. See also aerophagy.
A single expulsion of noxious gas per rectum; popularly called a fart

flatus

Medtalk noun Fart

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs)
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

Gas discharged by way of the anus. The gas is a mixture of odourless nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane, and a varying quantity of hydrogen sulphide, which is said to smell like rotten eggs. Hydrogen and methane are both inflammable, but the risk to non-smokers is small. The average person farts about 20 times a day.

Flatus

Gas or air in the digestive tract.
Mentioned in: Charcoal, Activated

fla·tus

(flā'tŭs)
Gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract that may be expelled through the anus.
[L. a blowing]

flatus

1. gas or air in the gastrointestinal tract.
2. gas or air expelled through the anus.
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Moreover, we reasoned that earlier flatus may be related to avoidance of perioperative fluid overload, early oral intake, and minimization of opioid pain management in ERAS programs.
The mean time of passing first flatus and faeces was lower in group B patients (31.
Coffee is a known diarrhetic, so it is not unexpected that its use shortened time to flatus and first bowel movement.
Foods that tend to produce large amounts of flatus also contain essential nutrients and shouldn't be eliminated.
Solid diet is permitted after patient passes flatus, has normal bowel sounds, or patient has tolerated fluids well3.
Outcomes: The following parameters were recorded: patient's general information such as age and body weight uterine size operation time intraoperative and postoperative complications postoperative body temperature postoperative vagina length time to first postoperative flatus postoperation postoperative pain the number of days before out-of-bed activity and duration of hospital stay.
L group C group (N = 48) (N = 52) Time interval between CS and the following: first flatus (h) 25.
Barbara W, a 64-year-old patient with diabetes, hypertension, and hypothyroidism visited her family physician because she was experiencing daily episodes of incontinence to formed stool, liquid stool, and flatus.
OPT was associated with difficult posture, difficulty handling the baby, difficult breastfeeding, and flatus incontinence.
In study group; one patient developed faecal soiling (lasted for 2 weeks) and another two patients developed flatus incontinence, lasted for about a week.
The next thing you know, she's off to a lab where she hopes a researcher "might be able to whip up a batch of artificial flatus.
It was not until 1974 that flatus first appeared on screen," Robert Arthur reports in You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos (Feral House).