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Colostomy

A surgically created opening between the colon and abdominal wall

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Constipation

The passage of a hard dry stool

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Defecation

The process of excreting feces from the rectum through the anus

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Dehydration

The excessive loss of water from tissues

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Diarrhea

The frequent passage of liquid stools

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Enema

The introduction of fluid into the rectum and lower colon

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Fecal impaction

The prologue retention and build up of feces in the rectum

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Fecal incontinence

The inability to control the passage of feces in gas through the anus

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Feces

The semisolid massive waste products that is expelled through the anus

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Flatulence

The excessive formation of gas or air in the stomach and intestines

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Flatus

Gas or air passed through the anus

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Ileostomy

A surgically created opening between the ileum in the abdominal wall

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Ostomy

Surgically created opening for the elimination of body wastes

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Peristalsis

The altering contraction and relaxation of intestinal muscles

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Stoma

Surgically created opening seen through the abdominal wall