flatus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

fla·tus

 (flā′təs)
n.
Gas generated in or expelled from the digestive tract, especially the stomach or intestines.

[Latin flātus, wind, fart, from flāre, to blow; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]

flatus

(ˈfleɪtəs)
n, pl -tuses
(Physiology) gas generated in the alimentary canal
[C17: from Latin: a blowing, snorting, from flāre to breathe, blow]

fla•tus

(ˈfleɪ təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
intestinal gas.
[1660–70; < New Latin; Latin: blowing, breath, breathing, derivative of flāre to blow]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flatus - a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anusflatus - a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
Translations
kaasupierusuolistokaasu

fla·tus

n. flato, pop. aventación, gas o aire en los intestinos.

flatus

n flato, gas m (expulsado del recto)
References in classic literature ?
It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.
[15.] Fleming SE A Study of Relationships between Flatus Potential and Carbohydrate Distribution in Legume Seeds.
Historically, professionals of gynecology and obstetrics waited until gut function returns allowing oral or entered feeding, characterized by symptoms such as bowel sounds, first flatus or stool, and feeling of hunger (5).
A patient was considered to have failed conservative treatment if he/she did not pass flatus or faeces along with cessation of vomiting/significant decrease of NGT aspiration and/or did not have decreased abdominal distention.
Soiling of perineum emitting foul odour appears due to the presence of excessive fat in the faeces and flatus (Raiha and Westermarck, 1989).
Systematic reviews have demonstrated reduced times to first flatus and bowel motion, and a trend towards earlier hospital discharge (2,3).
There are dozens of different antinutrients; including enzyme inhibitors, flatus factors, saponins, and phytates.
Turkey in the oven, candles in the windows, acid in the stomach, flatus in the bowel and alcohol in the blood stream.
While the addition of either of the two medications did not appear to affect growth or mental health, gastrointestinal side effects--such as abdominal cramping, flatus, or oily spotting--were common and found in about 30% of the patient population, particularly with sibutramine.
A flatus tube was passed to attempt to decompress the bowel but no gas was released.
Sin eso, la <<dignidad humana>> no pasaria de ser un flatus vocis.
It was therefore difficult to decide whether the pain came from the bladder or the rectum, and whether rectal discomfort indicated the need to defaecate or to pass flatus; and it could take many minutes between the urge to pass flatus and the ability to do so, because of anal sphincter spasm.