- distention of the abdominal wall, as in peritonitis, caused by the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity.
Origin of tympanites
Examples from the Web for tympanitic
Historical Examples of tympanitic
The tympanitic stomach may impart a metallic quality to the cardiac sounds.
Over the greater part of the stomach the percussion note is tympanitic, sometimes with a metallic quality.
If the attack be wind colic, the abdomen is enlarged by tympanitic distension; borborygmi and belching occur.
Above the constriction the bowel is distended and tympanitic; below the constriction it is generally collapsed.
In obstruction of the large intestine the outline of the tympanitic and distended gut may be traced with the eye and hand.
- distension of the abdomen caused by an abnormal accumulation of gas in the intestinal or peritoneal cavity, as in peritonitisAlso called: meteorism, tympany
Word Origin for tympanites
- Of or relating to tympanites.
- Of or relating to the quality of sound elicited by percussing over the inflated intestine or over a large pulmonary cavity; tympanic.
- A distention of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity.meteorism tympany