constipation constipation  /ˌkɑn stə ˈpeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
  2. (n) the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)

News

  1. Neurostimulation Helped Children's Intractable Constipation

    Significant improvement in hardest-to-treat chronic constipation shown in novel use of electrical stimulation (neurostimulation) at home.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. Can’t go? You don’t have to suffer from constipation

    Constipation hits everybody at some point. The uncomfortable condition can be caused by many things, including a bad diet and dehydration. Dr. Vaibhav A. Parekh, director of Medstar Harbor Primary Care, talks about how to prevent and treat constipation, and how to tell if it’s a sign of more serious health problems.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan

  3. The Pain of Constipation

    In a study of 10,000 visits to a children’s hospital emergency room, constipation was the most common specific diagnosis.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. According to the court documents on the Smoking Gun Web site, Terry Nichols, 54, says the low-fiber prison diet has given him "chronic constipation, bleeding, hemorrhoids."
    on Apr 29, 2009 By: Terry Nichols Source: CBS News

  2. "I bristle at prejudice," Pyper said, referring to the exile of crime writers into a genre ghetto. "It's a problem in Canada - a constipation about what we call literature, a teetotaling Presbyterian reflex, guard the gates against the...
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Andrew Pyper Source: Globe and Mail

  3. One favorite joke about Ahmadinejad says "He has constipation of the brain, but diarrhea of the mouth."
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Middle East Times

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