bowel bowel  /ˈbaʊ əl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Some contain diuretics or laxatives that can cause skin rashes, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.
  2. American physicians have contended for decades that it does not matter whether a person has one or two bowel movements a day or only two or three a week.
  3. If the results are positive, a quick biopsy of the small bowel provides a definitive verdict.

News

  1. Females fend off gut diseases -- at least among mice

    At least among mice, females have innate protection from certain digestive conditions, according to a new study. While it's tricky to draw conclusions for human health, the findings could eventually help scientists better understand and treat the millions of people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. National survey finds moms face many physical and emotional challenges after birth; many have concerns about injury ...

    Women giving birth in U.S. hospitals reported experiencing a wide range of physical and emotional conditions as new-onset problems in the first two months after birth. These included pain and infection, urinary and bowel problems, concern with weight control, lack of sexual desire, feelings of stress and depression, and sleep loss and exhaustion.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Free lecture seeks to connect allergies to digestion problems

    CHICO — A free seminar discussing the causes of irritable bowel syndrome and the food people eat will be 5-6 p.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

Quotes

  1. "The cancer spread from the bowel to his liver and pancreas and eventually claimed his life," Edmonds said in an interview.
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Bob Edmonds Source: Canada.com

  2. Gwyneth adds helpfully: "If your bowel movements get sluggish, you can accelerate things by drinking half a cup of olive oil."
    on Jan 10, 2009 By: Gwyneth Paltrow Source: Mirror.co.uk

  3. Jade said of her operation: "The hard truth is I'd be dead if they hadn't cleared the blockage in my bowel.
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Jade Goody Source: Daily Star

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