A rapid accumulation of gas in the intestine. Meteorism is typically a sign of bowel necrosis from bacterial infection, a life-threatening surgical emergency, and is usually caused by the consumption of large quantities of undercooked pork.

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  • meteorism — METEORÍSM s.n. (med.) Simptom caracterizat prin mărirea volumului abdomenului provocată de acumularea de gaze în stomac sau în intestin; balonare, meteorizaţie. [pr.: te o ] – Din fr. météorisme. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98… …   Dicționar Român

  • Meteorism — Me te*or*ism, n. (Med.) Flatulent distention of the abdomen; tympanites. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meteorism — SYN: tympanites. [G. meteorismos, a lifting up] * * * me·te·or·ism mēt ē ə .riz əm n gaseous distension of the stomach or intestine: TYMPANITES * * * n. see tympanites * * * me·te·or·ism (meґte ə riz″əm) [Gr. meteōrizein to… …   Medical dictionary

  • meteorism — n. abdominal gas, tympanites, distention of the abdomen caused by accumulated gas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meteorism — me·te·or·ism …   English syllables

  • meteorism — n.; see tympanites …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • meteorism — Swelling of the abdomen caused by gas in the intestines or peritoneal cavity. Also called tympanites …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • meteorism — ˈmēd.ēəˌrizəm, ētē noun ( s) Etymology: French météorisme, from Middle French, from Greek meteōrismos, literally, act of lifting, from meteōrizein to lift, from meteōr high in air, exalted (from meteōros) + izein ize : gaseous distention of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Метеоризм (Meteorism) — вздутие живота скопившимися в кишечнике газами. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Метеоризм (Meteorism) — вздутие живота вследствие скопления в нем воздуха или газов; при перкуссии живота четко различается характерный резонирующий звук (напоминающий барабанную дробь). Причиной развития метеоризма могут быть непроходимость кишечника, синдром… …   Медицинские термины

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