Defecation


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defecation

[‚def·ə′kā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Industrial purification, or clarification, of sugar solutions.
(physiology)
The process by which fecal wastes that reach the lower colon and rectum are evacuated from the body.

Defecation

 

(biological), the discharge from the digestive tract of food remnants unassimilated by the body. In mammals and man, the term refers to the evacuation of the fecal mass from the large intestine. In defecation, the sphincters that close the rectum are reflexively relaxed, and the feces are discharged by peristaltic movements of the large intestine and the rectum. The center for the defecation reflex is in the lumbar region of the spinal cord. Voluntary influences that excite or inhibit defecation come from the brain.

Defecation

(dreams)
Dreams that include excretory functions usually represent cleansing and emotional release. Look at all of the details of the dream in order to obtain meaning. Ask yourself which emotions you may be releasing: anxiety, anger, mockery, annoyance, etc. Some very old folklore interpretations suggest that dreaming of feces is a good omen that suggests a financial gain.
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The mean values for the manometric parameters were as follows: anal resting pressure 82.5 [+ or -] 16.0 mmHg, maximum squeeze pressure 208.3 [+ or -] 41.5 mmHg, rectal defecation pressure 38.9 [+ or -] 8.6 mmHg, intrarectal pressure 88.9 [+ or -] 15.3 mmHg, and rectoanal pressure differential -42.0 [+ or -] 8.5 mmHg, and threshold for the first sensation 60.0 mL (range, 20.0-220.0 mL), urgency 100.0 mL (range, 40.0- 350.0 mL), and maximum discomfort 150.0 mL (range, 80.0- 350.0 mL).
The rectum expands to accommodate the incoming feces and stretch receptors in the expanding walls send a message to the brain which is perceived as the defecation urge.
In the early stages of the project, authorities identified areas with low levels of sanitation and launched information campaigns in those areas that encouraged people to switch from open defecation to toilets, to wash their hands with soap and to drink clean water, Lempho said.
According to a study by Johansson el al, 34% of these women were using sedatives regularly and many had seen numerous physicians for problems associated with defecation.[61] In fact, one-quarter of the women studied had undergone psychiatric treatment for psychoneurotic disorders.
'You cannot convince people without explaining to them why open defecation is harmful.'
Okafor-Terver explained that to achieve such goal, UNICEF in collaboration with the State government had been doing so much to ensure free open defecation across all communities in the state.
The Nandom District Chief Executive, Mr Theddeus Aasoglenang said the success was gained through strict enforcement of By-Laws and commitment by the people to end open defecation in the district.
Talking to reporter here, the Chief of WASH said," Around 25 million people in Pakistan are practicing open defecation which we aim to educate in order to mitigate its risk through our country programmes."
Distal hidden rectal intussusception and rectocele are the most known organic causes of obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS).
We video-recorded the animals during each experiment, using light-equipped cameras and recording capability within infrared wavelengths, noted start and end time of feeding, time of defecation, measured with an accuracy [+ or -] 1 second and scored an activity level every 10 minutes as active (standing/ moving) or passive (laying/sitting down).
Adopting a new resolution, the Assembly urged UN Member States and relevant stakeholders to encourage behavioral change and the implementation of policies to increase access to sanitation among the poor, along with a call to end the practice of open-air defecation, which it deemed "extremely harmful" to public health.