bowel movement


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  • noun

Synonyms for bowel movement

a euphemism for defecation

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We are very pleased with the efficacy and safety results of telotristat etiprate in this study, notably including evidence of benefit in a patient population whose bowel movement frequency was lower at baseline than was the case in TELESTAR," said Lexicon Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Pablo Lapuerta, M.
Treatment with naloxegol was also associated with a significantly greater number of spontaneous bowel movements over the course of the 12-week study period, compared with placebo, and an increase in the mean number of days per week with one or more spontaneous bowel movements.
Patients reported an increase in spontaneous bowel movements from two to four times per week, as well as a decrease in constipation symptoms, including reduced difficulty in passing stools and incomplete evacuation.
When they don't, every subsequent bowel movement -- especially if the stool is large, hard and dry -- can reopen the wound and result in a chronic problem that persists for more than a month.
Probiotics of four billion active bacteria are required to regulate bowel movement.
When stool moves into the rectum, nerves detect expansion and signal the sensation that it is time to have a bowel movement.
But holding in a bowel movement can cause constipation if the delay is too long.
Doctors say people who suffer from chronic IBS have trouble with their bowel movements, even though they do not have cancer or an ulcer.
the patient experienced a bloody bowel movement while lying on his bed.
Symptoms may include constipation, diarrhea, alternating constipation and diarrhea, feeling of not being finished after a bowel movement, gas, bloating, and mucus in the stool.
It involves thousands of 50 to 69-year- olds using home kits to send off samples of bowel movement for analysis by experts.
In his on-going discussion of the selling of constipation, he seems to be claiming that the public was duped into the false belief that a daily bowel movement was necessary for continued good health by misguided doctors, well-meaning health reformers, and greedy pitchmen.
Since bowel movement has always been a subject of great discussion in my family, I had been dying to read famed French songwriter SERGE GAINSBOURG'S 1980 NOVEL EVGUENIE SOKOLOV (TAMTAM BOOKS, 1998), about an artist who uses the vibrations of breaking wind to make his work.
They promote the idea that any gray-head, no matter how venerable--a judge, for example, or a high school principal--is probably sitting in a wet diaper and obsessing about the prospects for a successful bowel movement sometime in the coming week.
People who are constipated may find it difficult and painful to have a bowel movement.