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.


  • spasm
  • muscle spasm

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Sentences with 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.