Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, flatulent distention of the abdomen; tympanitis.
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Flatulent distention of the abdomen; tympanites.
“The fever in this case was accompanied by sweats throughout; the sweats throughout; the hypochondria were in a state of meteorism, with distention and pain; the urine was black, has round substances floating in it, which did not subside; the alvine evacuations were not stopped; thirst throughout not great; much spasms with sweats about the time of death.”
“When the hypochondriac region is affected with meteorism and borborygmi, should pain of the loins supervene, the bowels get into”
“Carbonated and other mineral waters must be strictly avoided, since they only add to the usually prevailing meteorism, or gas in the abdominal cavity.”
“Symptoms of vomiting, meteorism, etc., began, and became more violent until the seventh day, when he died.”
“Upon the_ twelfth day of the disease vomiting _suddenly recurred with severe diffuse abdominal pain, marked meteorism, and fever to about 102.2 degree F.;”
“How was it possible with meteorism as described, to say that there was a sharply circumscribed perityphlitic abscess?”
“The starchy food created gas, and the bowels, not having their natural tone, gave way to the gas until there was _ "Meteorism," _ not tympanites but meteorism which means to blow up or distend all that is possible.”
“The meteorism opposed relaxation and rest, two conditions positively necessary and without which healing can not take place.”
“As the patient is unable to aid defecation or to expel flatus by straining, the bowel is liable to become distended with fæces and gas, and the meteorism which results adds to the embarrassment of respiration by pressing on the diaphragm.”
“The root washed in water, and given to animals, will, it is said, produce meteorism ( "météorizations mortelles").”
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