(Science: gastroenterology) Infrequent or difficult evacuation of the faeces.
Origin: L. Constipatio = a... Read More
The injection of a mixture of water and soap into the colon.
The soapsuds enema uses a mixture of a... Read More
What is Peristalsis?
Peristalsis is the series of involuntary, wave-like muscle movements in the cylindrical, hollow tube... Read More
The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More
An injection of plain water into the rectum in order to stimulate a bowel movement. Uusally given to relieve constipation... Read More
Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More
A disaccharide made up of galactose and fructose and produced through a heat... Read More
A parasitic ciliate belonging to the family Balantiididae, and the causative agent of the balantidiasis... Read More
A type of peritonitis that is confined to a demarcated region of the peritoneal... Read More
A type of peritonitis affecting the entire abdomen, and in which the abdominal tenderness is diffuse and the... Read More
A non-pathogenic and harmless bacterium recognized widely as probiotics that controls growth of various... Read More
noun, plural: fibers
(1) (anatomy) any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber
(2) (botany) A cell... Read More
How to define micromolecule? Micromolecules are relatively small molecules that are combined... Read More
An injection of a liquid into the rectum or colon with the purpose of stimulating a bowel movement.
Generally given as a... Read More
Buck's Traction Definition
Buck's traction for femur fracture is very helpful. It can be utilized in the treatment and... Read More
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
Egestion is the act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces. To egest means to discharge undigested... Read More
Definition of Alimentary canal
What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More
a soap made with olive oil, or some other suitable oil or fat, and sodium hydroxide; used as a detergent, and in... Read More
noun, plural: peritonites
(pathology) The inflammation of the peritoneum
Peritonitis pertains to the... Read More
An enema of turpentine and olive oil in soapsuds. This is not in common use today and is a very harsh... Read More
A greenish white crystal or (powder) made up of iron (Fe2+) and lactate anions
Ferrous lactate is... Read More
Oil retention enema
A rectal injection of mineral oil or vegetable Oil, introduced at low pressure and retained for 30... Read More
Viruses are infectious entities with size ranges between 20 to 400 nanometers. The mammoth-sized virus would be about the... Read More
What is Diaphoresis?
Diaphoresis is referred to excessive or profuse perspiration or sweating which may be due to... Read More
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
(1) A dietary fiber
(2) Hay or any other coarse feed, such as... Read More
noun, plural: fibres
(1) (anatomy) Any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber and muscle fiber
(2)... Read More
nervous colon syndrome
(Science: syndrome) A common gastrointestinal disorder characterised by abdominal pain, bloating,... Read More