fecal fecal  /ˈfi kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to feces

Usage(s):

  1. After all, even the healthiest grass-fed cows tromp around in mud and fecal matter and carry all manner of bacteria with them into the milking parlor.
  2. When it is first launched on the world, usually in fecal matter, an egg cannot survive unless it happens to be swallowed by an animal that can serve as intermediate host.
  3. These little tidbits you drop here amount to fecal nuggets.

News

  1. FDA backs away from new fecal transplant rules

    The Food and Drug Administration has backed away from new rules requiring doctors to treat human stool as an unapproved drug, meaning fecal transplants used to treat life-threatening gut infections can continue as planned in the U.S.FDA officials said this week that the agency will not enforce new requirements to obtain investigational new drug applications, or INDs, before doctors can perform ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Research and Markets: Fecal Incontinence - Pipeline Review, H1 2013

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Fecal Incontinence - Pipeline Review, H1 2013" report to their off
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. FDA Backs Off On Regulation Of Fecal Transplants

    Fecal transplants are being used more often to treat life-threatening bacterial infections. But the Food and Drug Administration worried that the still-experimental procedure put patients at risk. Now it is dropping plans to restrict transplants after doctors and patients complained.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. "We can show that fecal bacteria in poultry waste is reaching the surface water and groundwater," Edmondson said. "Scientists found areas where the bacterial counts in runoff water from poultry waste disposal fields were similar to those...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Drew Edmondson Source: Tulsa World

  2. "There could be fecal matter from animals in those open pools," Simpson said. "So the reason that the state invested $3 million was to correct this problem and provide cleaner, safer, better water which is to the very significant benefit not...
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Milward Simpson Source: cbs4denver.com

  3. "Many patients with fecal incontinence try to cope with often debilitating symptoms that greatly and adversely affect their quality of life," said Steven D. Wexner, MD, chief academic officer and chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery at...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Les Wexner Source: Medical News Today (press release)

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