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Meaning of TENESMUS

Pronunciation:  tu'nezmus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome
 

TENESMUS is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: cramp, muscle spasm, spasm

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Te*nes"mus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to stretch: cf.
L. tenesmos.] (Med.)
An urgent and distressing sensation, as if a discharge from
the intestines must take place, although none can be
effected; -- always referred to the lower extremity of the
rectum.

{Vesical tenesmus}, a similar sensation as to the evacuation
   of urine, referred to the region of the bladder.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Urgent feeling of having to have a bowel movement or to urinate.
 

 

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