\tˈɛnɛsməs], \tˈɛnɛsməs], \t_ˈɛ_n_ɛ_s_m_ə_s]\
Definitions of TENESMUS
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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A painful spasm of the anal or vesical sphincter, with an urgent desire to evacuate the bowel or bladder, involuntary straining, and the passage of but little fecal matter or urine.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
In med. a continual inclination to void the contents of the bowels, accompanied by straining, but without any discharge. It is caused by an irritation of the bowels or adjacent parts, and is a common symptom in dysentery, stricture of the urethra, etc.
By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A persistent inclination to defecate or urinate, accompanied by painful straining efforts, mostly ineffectual. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe