Synonyms

1. tenesmus

noun. painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

Synonyms

  • spasm
  • muscle spasm

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Example sentences of the word tenesmus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The dog may strain to evacuate, a condition known as ''tenesmus,'' and the stools may appear bloody and covered with mucus.

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