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te·nes·mus

 (tə-nĕz′məs)
n.
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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tenesmus

(tɪˈnɛzməs; -ˈnɛs-)
n
(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]
teˈnesmic adj
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te•nes•mus

(təˈnɛz məs, -ˈnɛs-)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
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Translations

te·nes·mus

n. tenesmo, condición dolorosa e ineficaz al orinar o defecar.
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tenesmus

n tenesmo, pujo
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The signs and symptoms of proctitis included rectal pain; tenesmus; and a discharge that was mucous, crystalline, hematic, or purulent.
(2) Clinical manifestations of UC include diarrhea, hematochezia, tenesmus, and fecal urgency.
Two months later the patient arrived at the emergency room with ongoing low GI bleeding and rectal tenesmus. A surgical exam revealed a circumferential tumor with irregular edges at 6-7 cm from the anal verge.
Abstract: A 38-year-old female, intact yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona auropalliata) presented with an acute swelling along the ventrocaudal body wall, hematochezia, and tenesmus. Physical examination identified a defect in the ventral body wall.
He had mucopurulent stool for about 4-6 times a day, with bellyache, tenesmus, and weight loss.
Therefore, tenesmus, diarrhoea, thrombophlebitis and lower limbs oedema, suprapubic and perineal pain may be noted as well as dysuria, polyuria, haematuria (less frequently), nocturia, urgency, urinary retention and incontinence may6 be present.
The clinical signs of fibroleiomyomas are usually few, but under certain circumstances, such as large size and anatomic location, they may cause tenesmus, obstruction of urethra and vaginal bleeding Brodey and Rozsel (1967); Nikolajsen and Toft (1987); Haibel et al.
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Shigella infection is characterized with high fever (>38.5[degrees]C [101.3[degrees]F]), abdominal cramps, diarrhea, tenesmus, and polymorph nuclear leukocytes on a methylene blue stain of the faecal matter; extra-intestinal appearances and complications also occur.
Bulanti, kusma, tenesmus, ates gibi semptomlar olmayabilir.
The commonest procedure-related short-term complications reported were anal or rectal pain with or without tenesmus, which was most likely to occur following treatment near the dentate line.