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This article is about the medical condition. For the musical instrument, see timpani.
ICD-10 R14
ICD-9 787.3

Tympanites (from the Greek τύμπανο, "drum"), also known as meteorism, is a medical condition in which excess gas accumulates in the gastrointestinal tract and causes distension of the abdomen.[1]

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  1. ^ Dorland's (2012). Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (32nd ed.). Elsevier. p. 1992. ISBN 978-0-19-856878-0.