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  • n  the elimination of fecal waste through the anus

  • Researchers have helped some incontinent patients to gain control of their urination and defecation through biofeedback.
  • To ensure that no energy is wasted on digestion, the body will sometimes respond by emptying the digestive tract through involuntary vomiting, urination or defecation.
  • Constipation exists only if defecation is difficult or painful, or if there is a sense of incompleteness of evacuation.
News & Articles

  • Montclair pools face messy situations
    Mountainside and Essex Pools were closed on Independence Day after defecation and vomiting incidents.
    July 11, 2013 - The Record
  • Nepalese villagers embrace toilets to eradicate open defecation
    By Tara Bhattarai KATHMANDU, Nepal (GPI)-- Throughout Nepal, the government is pushing villagers to build toilets in their homes to eradicate open defecation. Across Southeast Asia, more than 600 million people lack access to toilets, making diseases from contact with human waste a staggering medical problem. Health care professionals call for more education of citizens about the risks of open ...
    July 10, 2013 - UPI
  • Bolingbrook Rotary Club to 'Raise-A-Stink' Aug. 24
    BOLINGBROOK – Residents can now purchase raffle tickets for the Bolingbrook Rotary Club's largest annual scholarship fundraiser – en event that involves $1,750 in prize money and cow defecation.
    July 10, 2013 - Huntley Farmside

  • Danny Boyle in
    But in conveying Jamal's desperation, the film captures what Boyle calls "the extreme versions of life" within a place once dubbed "the nation of defecation."
  • Prem Kumar Dhumal in Indian Express
    Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who was chief guest at the function held on Thursday to launch the folk media campaign, said: "Of the total 3,243 panchayats, 2,260 have already been declared open-defecation free. The rest 983 will meet the...
  • Bindeshwar Pathak in Times of India
    The idea is to discourage defecation in the open. People in slums live in deplorable social and hygienic conditions and do not have basic minimal toilet facilities,says Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International.

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