• (noun): The part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus.
    Synonyms: intestine, gut

Some articles on bowel:

Sodium Picosulfate - Effects
... Orally administered sodium picosulfate is generally used for thorough evacuation of the bowel, usually for patients who are preparing to undergo a colonoscopy ... It starts off by making bowel movements looser and more frequent, but within an hour or so of taking it the patient should experience diarrhea ... magnesium oxide, and citric acid, for use as a bowel cleanser in preparation for colonoscopy ...
... stimulant which acts on the lower bowel to encourage normal bowel movement without causing irritation ... This can cause discoloration of urine and bowel and liver tumors ...
... to scar tissue that has built up in the intestinal wall from inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease ... with the scarring causing a stricture (a narrowing of the lumen of the bowel) ... The narrowing can force bowel contents into fissures and ulcers at the site, causing additional damage and narrowing ...
Marden–Walker Syndrome - Case Study
... Which at first showed a dilated bowel in the whole abdomen ... of small intestine and a large distended loop of the great bowel in the right abdomen.The doctor then did a water-soluble contrast enema, which ...
Small Bowel Follow-through - Indications - Specific Indications
... Suspected small-bowel neoplasm, e.g ... small bowel cancer Hematochezia Positive fecal occult blood test Suspected small bowel obstruction that has been managed conservatively Inflammatory bowel disease (includin ...

Famous quotes containing the word bowel:

    I who was a house full of bowel movement,
    I who was a defaced altar,
    I who wanted to crawl toward God
    could not move nor eat bread.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)