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bowel:

see intestineintestine,
muscular hoselike portion of the gastrointestinal tract extending from the lower end of the stomach (pylorus) to the anal opening. In humans this fairly narrow (about 1 in./2.
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bowel

[bau̇l]
(anatomy)
The intestine.

bowel

1. an intestine, esp the large intestine in man
2. innards; entrails
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MAT INTERVENTION Students assigned to the MAT were exposed, during a two-hour session, to music created by the second author that replicated the aural phenomena of the body's sounds, specifically heart, lung, and bowel sounds.
Assessment findings may include distention and hypo/hyperactive bowel sounds (Rajah & Nemchausky, 2001; Steins et al.
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The presentation of this form of large-bowel obstruction is similar to other causes, but there may be decreased breath sounds on the affected side and, rarely, bowel sounds may be audible in the chest.
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Abdominal examination revealed a soft non tender abdomen with normal bowel sounds.
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His abdominal examination was remarkable for findings of abdominal distention, diffuse tenderness, and hypoactive bowel sounds in all quadrants.
The rest of his physical examination was significant for dry mucus membranes, a diffusely tender and soft abdomen without peritoneal signs, hypoactive bowel sounds, and tympany to percussion of his midumbilical region.
The investigators followed up the patients until discharge, recording the incidence of ileus, defined as hypoactive bowel sounds, abnormal abdominal distention, absence of flatus with or without nausea, and/or emesis during the first 24 hours postoperatively.
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