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feces

[′fē·sēz]
(physiology)
The waste material eliminated by the gastrointestinal tract.

Feces

 

excrement, the contents of the lower section of the large intestine, discharged during defecation. In man and the majority of animals, feces are of solid consistency as a result of water absorption in the large intestines. Feces consist of undigested remains of food, mucoid intestinal juice, epithelial cells (which are constantly desquamating from the interior surface of the intestinal tract), and microorganisms of the intestinal flora (mainly Escherichia coli). Testing of feces has diagnostic value: blood and pus (when ulcers or hemorrhoids are present), worms and their ova, and the causative agents of dysentery, typhoid fever, or cholera may be found.

Feces

(dreams)
Dreams containing feces may be odd but they are not uncommon. Feces represent those things that you no longer need, things that are currently garbage or waste and need to be discarded. This dream may represent healthy psychological progress. It may indicate that you are cleansing yourself of unnecessary and possibly hurtful attitudes, ideas, and emotions. At times, and depending on the details of the dream, feces could represent a contaminated area of your life, mind, or spirit. Look at the details and consider if the image of feces is in regard to something that you have been trying to clean or if it brings up stress provoking thoughts, confusion, and difficult and unresolved areas of your life. In some cultures people believe that if you are dreaming about feces you will soon prosper financially. (Feces in the dream mean money in the hand.)
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Pigs were placed in individual metabolic crates (1.4x0.7x0.6 m) that were equipped with a self-feeder, a nipple waterer, and slatted floors to allow for the total, but separate, collection of feces and urine.
The collected breast milk samples and feces were analyzed within the Service de Bacteriologie, Etablissement Hospitalier Universitaire d'Oran (EHUO).
Feces (555 parts per million [ppm]) and urine (102 ppm) of Mangampeta men contained a higher concentration of barium than Tirupati men, reflecting the concentration of barium in the surrounding environment.
pylori occurs not only in feces but also in dental plaque and saliva [7-10].
Eating her own feces is not a threat to her, but eating those of other dogs could be if they were ill or if the feces are slightly riper, she could acquire parasites.
As shown in Table 2, the proportion of EHEC O157 isolates was higher in animal feces (3.13%, 25/800) than food samples (1.67%, 5/300).
Among the isolates from uteri pus the highest resistance was observed against cephalothin (68.0%), followed by ampicillin (56.0%) and nalidixic acid (56.0%) while among the isolates from saliva the highest frequencies were for tetracycline (84.6%), ampicillin (84.6%), and nalidixic acid (84.6%) and among the isolates from feces were for nitrofurantoin (78.9%), cephalothin (68.4%), and tetracycline (63.1%).
The role of organic extractive species in IMTA is to consume waste solids (i.e., feces and waste feed) from another trophic level, which ideally augments growth in addition to reducing nutrient loads.
The Texas Tribune, under Texas public information laws, requested documentation of the alleged urine and feces from the DPS, the governor's office and the lieutenant governor's office.
Richardson said human feces had been smelled in the plaza and found smeared on the floor of a women's restroom just inside the Public Service Building from where the protest was taking place.