Definition of Meteorism

1. n. Flatulent distention of the abdomen; tympanites.



Definition of Meteorism

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Medical Definition of Meteorism

1. Tympanites, the presence of gas in the abdomen or intestine. Origin: Gr. Meteorizein = to raise up This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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