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Stack #39009

anal incontinence the inability to control the passage of feces and gas through the anus; fecal incontinence
colostomy an artificial opening (stomy) between the colon (colo) and abdominal wall
constipation the passage of a hard, dry stool
defecation the process of excreting feces from the rectum through the anus; a bowel movement
dehydration the excessive loss of water from the tissues
diarrhea the frequent passage of liquid stools
enema the introduction of fluid into the rectum and lower colon
fecal impaction the prolonged retention and accumulation of feces in the rectum
fecal incontinence anal incontinence
feces the semisolid mass of waste products in the colon
flatulence the excessive formation of gas in the stomach and intestines
flatus gas or air from the stomach or intestines passed through the anus
ileostomy an artificial opening (stomy) between the ileum (small intestine; ileo) and the abdominal wall
melena a black, tarry stool
ostomy the surgical creation of an artificial opening
peristalsis the alternating contraction and relaxation of intestinal muscles
stoma an opening; see colostomy and ileostomy
stool excreted feces
suppository a cone-shaped solid medication that is inserted into a body opening; it melts at body temperature
Created by: jstruss