Medical Definition of Intestinal gas

1. The complaint referred to as intestinal gas is a common one and the discomfort can be quite significant. Everyone has gas and eliminates it by burping or passing it through the rectum. In many instances people think they have too much gas when in reality they have normal amounts. most people produce 1 to 3 pints of intestinal gas in 24 hours and pass gas an average of 14 times a day. It is made up primarily of odourless vapors such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and in some families, methane. The unpleasant odour is due to bacteria in the large intestine that release small amounts of gases containing sulfur. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intestinal Gas

intestinal artery
intestinal calcium-binding protein
intestinal calculus
intestinal capillariasis
intestinal colic
intestinal digestion
intestinal emphysema
intestinal epithelium
intestinal fistula
intestinal flora
intestinal flu
intestinal follicles
intestinal fortitude
intestinal gas (current term)
intestinal glands
intestinal intoxication
intestinal juice
intestinal lipodystrophy
intestinal lymphangiectasia
intestinal lymphangiectasis
intestinal malabsorption
intestinal metaplasia
intestinal mucosa
intestinal myiasis
intestinal obstruction
intestinal perforation
intestinal polyps
intestinal pseudo-obstruction

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