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kon stuh pay shuhn

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

  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - The Southern Illinoisan
  • Neurostimulation Helped Children's Intractable Constipation
    Significant improvement in hardest-to-treat chronic constipation shown in novel use of electrical stimulation (neurostimulation) at home.
    June 11, 2013 - Newswise
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - New York Times

  • Terry Nichols in CBS News
    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."
  • Andrew Pyper in Globe and Mail
    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...
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Middle East Times
    One favorite joke about Ahmadinejad says "He has constipation of the brain, but diarrhea of the mouth."

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