Tympanites

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Tympanites
SynonymsMeteorism
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SpecialtyGastroenterology

Tympanites is a medical condition in which excess gas accumulates in the gastrointestinal tract and causes abdominal distension.[1] The term is from the Greek τύμπανο, "drum".

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

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