tympanism


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tympanism

an accumulation of gas in the abdominal tract that causes a distension of the abdomen. — tympanitic, adj.
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The mild tympanism that was observed in one animal in G35 was linked to the length of time for which the animal remained in decubitus for the transfusion to be performed (two hours and 35 minutes).
Associated with its great nutritional value (Lopez et al., 1965) and its characteristic of not causing tympanism (Paim, 1988), birdsfoot trefoil is a forage species that can be highly exploited in the soil.
(2008), condensed tannin concentrations between 3 and 4% decrease the waste of ammonia, prevent the tympanism, increase the absorption of amino acids from the diet in the small intestine, and reduce the methane production in the rumen.