Definition of Tympanites

1. Noun. Distension of the abdomen that is caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestines or the peritoneal cavity.

Generic synonyms: Dilatation, Distension, Distention

Definition of Tympanites

1. n. A flatulent distention of the belly; tympany.

Definition of Tympanites

1. Noun. (medicine) a distended abdomen as a result of an accumulation of gas ¹

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Definition of Tympanites

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Medical Definition of Tympanites

1. A flatulent distention of the belly; tympany. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. A kettledrum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tympanites

tympanic plexus
tympanic promontory
tympanic ring
tympanic sinus
tympanic vein
tympanic veins
tympanic wall of cochlear duct
tympanites (current term)
tympanitic resonance
tympanohyal bone

Literary usage of Tympanites

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1. The Modern Practice of Physic: Exhibiting the Characters, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Thomas (1813)
"tympanites is easily to be distinguished from ascites, Ъу the absence of ... In tympanites abdominalis, the swelling is more equal than in the former ..."

2. Medical Review (1902)
"Hysterical tympanites.—S. Talma (Berlin Klin. Woch., Feb. 3. p. 90) maintains that hysterical tympanites is produced by tonic contraction of the diaphragm ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"tympanites as a Diagnostic Sign. —BAYER (Prager med. Wochenschrift, 1899, Nos. 25, 26, and 28) believes that the character of the tympanites in a given case ..."

4. The Hahnemannian Monthly (1890)
"This drug is especially indicated in the tympanites with intestinal occlusion (tix); it has, however, given successful results in hysterical tympanites (#). ..."

5. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"The form of pain or colic accompanied by distention (tympanites) seen in newborn infants, and also at the height of pneumonia in older children, ..."

6. Medical diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine. A Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1895)
"Chronic tympanites.—A collection of gas in the cavity of the ... We find this form of tympanites in some cases of hysteria; ..."

7. Pathological and Practical Researches on Diseases of the Stomach, the by John Abercrombie (1830)
"tympanites. py the epigastric and umbilical regions, without any dis- tention of the ... I have never seen such a disease as the tympanites abdominalis, ..."

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