Origin of tenesmus
Examples from the Web for tenesmus
Of tenesmus I happened to hear of but a single instance, though the Laplanders eat so much cheese and drink water.Lachesis Lapponica|Carl von Linn
Tenesmus, a sense of weight and of a body present in the bowel, are experienced.
In diarrhœa there is no fever or tenesmus, or pain before the stools, as in dysentery.A Treatise on Sheep:|Ambrose Blacklock
The stools are pappy, or watery, profuse, offensive and followed by tenesmus.
If the disposition to tenesmus be troublesome, a small injection of starch and opium will afford relief.A System of Midwifery|Edward Rigby
British Dictionary definitions for tenesmus
Word Origin for tenesmus
Word Origin and History for tenesmus
1520s, from Latin tenesmos, from Greek tenesmos "straining," from teinein "to stretch" (see tenet).