bowel movement

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bowel movement

1. The discharge of waste matter from the large intestine; defecation.
2. The waste matter discharged from the large intestine; feces.

bowel movement

1. (Physiology) the discharge of faeces; defecation
2. (Physiology) the waste matter discharged; faeces

bow′el move`ment

the evacuation of the bowels; defecation.
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Noun1.bowel movement - a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
defecation, laxation, shitting - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
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(ˈbauəl) noun
1. (usually in plural) the part of the digestive system below the stomach; the intestines. The surgeon removed part of her bowel.
2. (in plural) the inside of something, especially when deep. the bowels of the earth.
ˈbowel movement noun
an act of emptying the bowels.

bowel movement (BM)

n (act) defecación f (form), evacuación f (del intestino); (stool) heces fpl (form), popó (fam), caca (esp. ped, fam or vulg), deposición f (Esp, SA; form), evacuación f excremento; — — painful defecación or evacuación dolorosa, dolor cuando va al baño; to have a — — defecar (form), ir al baño, hacer del baño (Mex), dar del cuerpo (Carib), hacer del cuerpo (SA), hacer popó (fam), hacer caca (esp. ped, fam or vulg); When was the last time you had a bowel movement?..¿Cuándo fue la última vez que defecó (fue al baño, etc.)?
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Summary: London [UK], December 29 (ANI): Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal.
The company said the primary endpoint, the combined responder rate for six of 12 weeks, showed that a greater proportion of tenapanor-treated patients compared to placebo-treated patients had at least a 30% reduction in abdominal pain and an increase of one or more complete spontaneous bowel movements (CSBM) in the same week for at least six of the 12 weeks of the treatment period.
Bobby Bartolo's son, John Rey, was complaining of abdominal pain as well as loose bowel movement on Monday afternoon.
During constipation, bowel movements become slow or stop suddenly and this affects the normal routine of eating as one does not feel hungry.
That's something that doesn't happen in people with constipation, which is defined as having two or fewer bowel movements a week over several months.
This study was done to compare the effect of early oral feeding versus delayed oral feeding after cesarean section in terms of time of return to bowel movement, to regular diet, duration of intravenous fluids, hospital stay and post operatively gastrointestinal effects.
The pain and other symptoms will often get mild after a bowel movement or be triggered when there is a change in how often you have bowel movements.
The 12-week endpoint was at least three spontaneous bowel movements per week and an increase of at least one spontaneous bowel movement per week from baseline for at least 9 of the 12 weeks and for at least 3 of the final 4 weeks of the study.
The mean time to first bowel movement after surgery was similar in the two groups: 3.
Outpatients with noncancer pain who were given 25 mg of naloxegol showed a significantly shorter time to first spontaneous bowel movement after treatment, compared with those given placebo--a median time of 5.