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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The official medical definition is "bowel movements occurring less than three times per week." Symptoms may also include feeling as if a bowel movement was incomplete, abdominal bloating or fullness, hard stools, excessive straining with bowel movement, stools that are small or insufficient in size, and difficulty or pain when passing a stool.
Bowel movement difficulty decreased significantly for weeks 2-6 during the treatment with B.
This causes fecal matter to flow into the rectum and anal canal, thus stimulating a bowel movement. Scheduling bowel care every other or every third day is usually adequate.
Some of these strong contractions result in a bowel movement.
People who ignore the urge to have a bowel movement may eventually stop feeling the urge, which can lead to constipation.
Constipation is a common condition defined as having fewer than three bowel movements a week.
Bobby Bartolo's son, John Rey, was complaining of abdominal pain as well as loose bowel movement on Monday afternoon.
Does not having a bowel movement every day indicate that I have constipation?
The mean time to first bowel movement after surgery was similar in the two groups: 3.3 days in the bowel prep group and 3.2 days in the control group.
Those who join the Bowel Movement will be asked to carry out one of a number of tasks, including getting sponsored for wearing the charity's special "bum" shorts, sending a letter or email to their MP asking them to sign up to the charity's Patient Service Pledge or putting up a collection box.