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Constipation

Constipation (Science: gastroenterology) Infrequent or difficult evacuation of the faeces. Origin: L. Constipatio = a... Read More

Soapsuds enema

Definition The injection of a mixture of water and soap into the colon. Supplement The soapsuds enema uses a mixture of a... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More

Tap water enema

An injection of plain water into the rectum in order to stimulate a bowel movement. Uusally given to relieve constipation... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

Lactulose

Definition noun A disaccharide made up of galactose and fructose and produced through a heat... Read More

Balantidium coli

Definition noun A parasitic ciliate belonging to the family Balantiididae, and the causative agent of the balantidiasis... Read More

Localized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis that is confined to a demarcated region of the peritoneal... Read More

Generalized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis affecting the entire abdomen, and in which the abdominal tenderness is diffuse and the... Read More

Lactobacillus casei

Definition noun A non-pathogenic and harmless bacterium recognized widely as probiotics that controls growth of various... Read More

Fiber

Definition noun, plural: fibers (1) (anatomy) any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber (2) (botany) A cell... Read More

Micromolecule

Micromolecules Definition How to define micromolecule? Micromolecules are relatively small molecules that are combined... Read More

Cleansing enema

An injection of a liquid into the rectum or colon with the purpose of stimulating a bowel movement. Generally given as a... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Nervous colon syndrome

nervous colon syndrome (Science: syndrome) A common gastrointestinal disorder characterised by abdominal pain, bloating,... Read More

Hard soap

Hard soap a soap made with olive oil, or some other suitable oil or fat, and sodium hydroxide; used as a detergent, and in... Read More

Peritonitis

Definition noun, plural: peritonites (pathology) The inflammation of the peritoneum Supplement Peritonitis pertains to the... Read More

Turpentine enema

turpentine enema An enema of turpentine and olive oil in soapsuds. This is not in common use today and is a very harsh... Read More

Ferrous lactate

Definition noun A greenish white crystal or (powder) made up of iron (Fe2+) and lactate anions Supplement Ferrous lactate is... Read More

Oil retention enema

Oil retention enema A rectal injection of mineral oil or vegetable Oil, introduced at low pressure and retained for 30... Read More

Relax

relax 1. To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like; to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to... Read More

Roughage

Definition noun plural: roughages rough·age, ɹʌf'ɪdʒ (1) A dietary fiber (2) Hay or any other coarse feed, such as... Read More

Fibre

Definition noun, plural: fibres (1) (anatomy) Any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber and muscle fiber (2)... Read More

Egestion

Egestion is the act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces. To egest means to discharge undigested... Read More