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Constipation

Synonym(s)

  • constipated
  • costiveness
  • difficulty passing stool

Definition(s)

Condition in which bowel movements are infrequent or incomplete.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Decrease in normal frequency of defecation accompanied by difficult or incomplete passage of stool and/or passage of excessively hard, dry stool

Definition from: Classification of Nursing Diagnoses via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Constipation; irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 27, 2014