Examples from the Web for constipation
In addition to the “high,” there is pain relief, but also nausea, constipation, and slowed breathing.
In how far the constipation is primary and in how far it is secondary is a question.The Nervous Housewife|Abraham Myerson
Two things that plagued me were headache and constipation, and they were obviously related.
In none was there colic, but the constipation was obstinate.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
There is constipation in the earlier stages that is, followed later by diarrhea.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
It is generally unadvisable to give it when there is constipation or hepatic congestion.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
British Dictionary definitions for constipation
Word Origin and History for constipation
c.1400, "constriction of tissue," from Late Latin constipationem (nominative constipatio), noun of state from Latin constipare "to press or crowd together," from com- "together" (see com-) + stipare "to cram, pack" (see stiff (adj.)). Specifically of the bowel condition since 1540s.