"Defecation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The normal process of elimination of fecal material from the RECTUM.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Defecation".
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Defecation" by people in Profiles.
Benninga MA, Hussain SZ, Sood MR, Nurko S, Hyman P, Clifford RA, O'Gorman M, Losch-Beridon T, Mareya S, Lichtlen P, Di Lorenzo C. Lubiprostone for Pediatric Functional Constipation: Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Study With Long-term Extension. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 03; 20(3):602-610.e5.
Edenfield AL, Siddiqui NY, Wu JM, Dieter AA, Garrett MA, Visco AG. Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Docusate Sodium Compared With Docusate Sodium Alone After Urogynecologic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 128(3):543-9.
Edenfield AL, Levin PJ, Dieter AA, Wu JM, Siddiqui NY. Is postoperative bowel function related to posterior compartment prolapse repair? Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar-Apr; 20(2):90-4.
Kahn MA, Breitkopf CR, Valley MT, Woodman PJ, O'Boyle AL, Bland DI, Schaffer JI, Grady JJ, Swift SE. Pelvic Organ Support Study (POSST) and bowel symptoms: straining at stool is associated with perineal and anterior vaginal descent in a general gynecologic population. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 May; 192(5):1516-22.
Metaj M, Laroia N, Lawrence RA, Ryan RM. Comparison of breast- and formula-fed normal newborns in time to first stool and urine. J Perinatol. 2003 Dec; 23(8):624-8.
Kulling D, Reed CE, Verne GN, Cotton PB, Tarnasky PR. Intestinal pseudo-obstruction as a paraneoplastic manifestation of malignant thymoma. Am J Gastroenterol. 1997 Sep; 92(9):1564-6.
Lydiard RB, Laraia MT, Fossey M, Ballenger JC. Possible relationship of bowel obsessions to panic disorder with agoraphobia. Am J Psychiatry. 1988 Oct; 145(10):1324-5.
Asbury WH, Hooks VH, DiPiro JT, Bowden TA. Use of oral opiates and diet modification as an alternative to surgical colostomy after complex anorectal procedures. Clin Pharm. 1987 Aug; 6(8):649-51.