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te·nes·mus

 (tə-nĕz′məs)
n.
A painfully urgent but ineffectual attempt to urinate or defecate.

[Medieval Latin tēnesmus, variant of Latin tēnesmos, from Greek teinesmos, from teinein, to strain, stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

tenesmus

(tɪˈnɛzməs; -ˈnɛs-)
n
(Pathology) pathol an ineffective painful straining to empty the bowels in response to the sensation of a desire to defecate, without producing a significant quantity of faeces
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin tēnesmos, from Greek teinesmos, from teinein to strain]
teˈnesmic adj

te•nes•mus

(təˈnɛz məs, -ˈnɛs-)

n.
a straining to urinate or defecate, without the ability to do so.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin, variant of Latin tēnesmos < Greek teinesmós=teín(ein) to stretch + -esmos n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenesmus - painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
Translations

te·nes·mus

n. tenesmo, condición dolorosa e ineficaz al orinar o defecar.

tenesmus

n tenesmo, pujo
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The clinical presentation of a prostate abscess is usually non-specific and can vary from fever, rectal tenesmus or acute urinary retention; this variation makes it difficult to accurately confirm the diagnosis.
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Tenesmus olabilir, bu yanlislikla kabizlik gibi algilanabilir.
cereus mediated infection is about 8-16 h, lasts for 12-24 h, and mostly associated with abdominal pain, profuse watery diarrhoea and tenesmus than nausea and vomiting (3).
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