gas-producing syndromes

gas-producing 'syndromes'

Excess gas in the GI tract is due to aerophagia or ↑ gas production by intestinal bacteria, which may be facilitated by a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes; gastric gas is accompanied by bloating, pain, eruction, and flatulence; intestinal gas is often accompanied by abdominal distension, flatulence, and hypo- or hypermotility. See Flatulence.
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