tenesmus

noun te·nes·mus \ tə-ˈnez-məs \

Definition of tenesmus

: a distressing but ineffectual urge to evacuate the rectum or bladder

Origin and Etymology of tenesmus

Latin, from Greek teinesmos, from teinein to stretch, strain — more at thin


Medical Dictionary

tenesmus

noun te·nes·mus \ tə-ˈnez-məs \

medical Definition of tenesmus

: a distressing but ineffectual urge to evacuate the rectum or urinary bladder

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