megacolon

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Noun1.megacolon - an abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)
colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
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mégacôlon

meg·a·co·lon

n. megacolon, colon anormalmente agrandado;
congenital ______ congénito.

megacolon

n megacolon m
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If the distension is chronic then irreversible colonic hypomotility can result in Megacolon which is probably the most common form of acquired megacolon in cats that lead to intractable constipation.
Decreased density of interstitial cells of Cajal and neuronal cells in patients with slow-transit constipation and acquired megacolon.
Acquired megacolon due to chronic morphine poisoning.

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