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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.]
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(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]
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te•nes•mus(təˈnɛz məs, -ˈnɛs-)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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|
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n. tenesmo, condición dolorosa e ineficaz al orinar o defecar.
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tenesmusn tenesmo, pujo
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