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  MUSC Digestive Disease Center - Case Studies
Bezoars are concretions in the GI tract that increase in size by the accumulation of nonabsorbable food or fibers.
Bezoars may also alter serum levels of medications if the tablet or the medication itself becomes entrapped in the bezoar before it is absorbed.
After submerging the bezoar in saline, the EHL probe was brought into direct contact with the mass and used to deliver a series of short bursts that fragmented the bezoar into pieces 1-1.5 cm in diameter.
www.ddc.musc.edu /ddc_pro/pro_development/case_studies/case040.htm   (2760 words)

  
 Bezoar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bezoar or enterolith is a sort of calculus or concretion, a stone found in the intestines of mostly ruminant animals.
In alchemy, mineral bezoar is an emetic powder of antimony, correct with spirit of nitre, and softened by repeated lotions, which were said to carry off the purgative virtue of the antimony, and substitute a diaphoretic one.
Bezoars have made appearances in fiction ranging from Robert Jordan's Further Chronicles of Conan to the more recent Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling in which it is used as a cure for poison.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bezoar   (985 words)

  
 BioMed Central | Full text | Cotton Bezoar- a rare cause of intestinal obstruction: case report
Bezoars are rare and are often reported in patients with some psychiatric ailment [1-3] They usually present with signs and symptoms due to a mass in the stomach and may rarely extend in to the jejunum as a tail (Rupenzel syndrome)[3-5].
A genuine bezoar was recognized by its failure to smoke when a red-hot needle was plunged into it [2-5] Causes of bezoar include the presence of indigestible material in the lumen, gastric dysmotility (including previous surgery like vagotomy and partial gastrectomy etc.) and certain other substances that encourage stickiness and concretion formation.
Bezoars mostly originate in the stomach probably related to high fat diet causing non-specific symptoms like epigastric pain, dyspepsia and post-prandial fullness, the stomach is not able to push the hair or other substance out of the lumen because the friction surface is in-sufficient for propulsion by peristalsis [2-4].
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2482/3/5   (1735 words)

  
 Bezoar stones - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Pearls, nephrolite, and bezoar stones are examples of the latter -- stones which are formed through the action of living things.
The Arabs obtained large and especially disgusting bezoars from the stomachs of camels, and peddled these to the Chinese who thought bezoars attracted large-breasted spirits such as Gong Li.
Bezoar stones (as well as gallstones, bladder concretions, brain tumors, elephant boogers, and opossum penis-bones) are sold by such businesses as Magickal Ickiness Inc and Something Nasty This Way Comes.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Bezoar_stones   (673 words)

  
 bezoar - definition by dict.die.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
bezoar.] A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat, the gazelle, and the Peruvian llama) formerly regarded as an unfailing antidote for poison, and a certain remedy for eruptive, pestilential, or putrid diseases.
Bezoar goat (Zo["o]l.), the wild goat (Capra [ae]gagrus).
Bezoar mineral, an old preparation of oxide of antimony.
dict.die.net /bezoar   (82 words)

  
 Bezoars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bezoars, in medicine are concretions of various foreign or intrinsic substances that have been found in the gastrointestinal tract of human and animals.
In the past bezoars were isolated from the gastrointestinal tract that certain goats, sheep and gazelles and preserved to be used as medical charms.
Bezoars may produce symptoms ranging from a dragging or fullness in the upper quadrants to epigastic pain, which is the most frequent symptom (70%).
www.bhj.org /journal/2001_4304_oct/org_507.htm   (3016 words)

  
 Bezoar Stones - Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum in Key West, Florida
Bezoars are the gall stones of calcium and hair found in the alimentary tracts of ruminants such as deer, sheep, llamas and antelope.
Bezoars were rare, and the extravagant contexts from which they were found on the wreck show the power and esteem that was ascribed to them.
Another, chicken-egg sized bezoar is beautifully mounted in an engraved and enameled gold framework that was apparently designed to be suspended from a chain.
www.melfisher.org /bezoar.htm   (766 words)

  
 Medical Encyclopedia: Bezoar (Print Version)
The bezoar may need to be surgically removed (especially trichobezoars which tend to be large).
Sometimes small bezoars can be removed through a scope placed through the mouth and into the stomach (similar to an EGD procedure).
If your child has had a bezoar in the past, trim the child's hair short so he or she cannot put the ends in the mouth.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/print/ency/article/001582.htm   (357 words)

  
 Bezoar Goat - Capra aegagrus
The domestic goat is descended from the Paaang or Bezoar goat.
A special feature of the bezoar goat is its scimitar shaped horns with a sharp inside edge.
The Bezoar goat is a herbivore, and its diet consist of grass, twigs, leaves, berries and bark.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /wild_goat.htm   (354 words)

  
 Kehr Sign With Gastric Bezoar
Bezoars are retained concretions of animal or vegetable material in the gastrointestinal tract.
Bezoars have been reported between the ages of 1 and 56 yrs, most presenting between the ages of 15–20 yrs and 90% are in females.
Rarely the bezoars may extend in to the small intestine as a tail (Rapunzel syndrome) or may get broken lodging in the intestine to cause intestinal obstruction, ulceration, bleeding and perforation.
www.ispub.com /ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijs/vol6n2/kehr.xml   (1174 words)

  
 BioMed Central | Full text | Esophageal and small bowel obstruction by occupational bezoar: report of a case
Most of the bezoars that have been presented in the literature are concretions of poorly digested food, which are usually formed initially in the stomach; a fragment of them may migrate into the bowel and cause obstruction [1,2,4].
Whilst bezoars located in the esophagus or stomach should be treated conservatively in the first instance [3], those causing acute intestinal obstruction clearly require surgical intervention [1,3,4].
In conclusion, since occupational bezoars may be a cause of intestinal obstruction (esophageal and/or small bowel), patients who have undergone a previous gastric surgery should avoid certain kinds of fiber in their diet (e.g., fruit, usually citrus, and vegetable fibers), and are advised to take protective measures against similar occupational exposures (e.g., wood dust).
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-230X/3/13   (1371 words)

  
 Stones Bezoar Stones Mustika Stone Occult Stone Magic Rocks Pearls
Bezoar stones, even from the same animal species, may have various forms, textures and colours.
What makes these bezoar stones astonishing, magickal and "priceless," however, are their origin, richness in pranic energies and association with archetypal forces.
The pearls and bezoar stones of animals and plants have a magickal quality to them and this is confirmed by the experiences of many collectors and those who wear the pearls on their person or apply their virtues (through attunement) on a daily basis.
www.bezoarstones.com /Occult_Power_Stones_Magick_magic.htm   (1159 words)

  
 Gastrointestinal Bezoars: Sonographic and CT Characteristics -- Ripollés et al. 177 (1): 65 -- American Journal ...
gastric bezoars and one with a jejunal bezoar.
a bezoar was observed in 15 (88%) of the 17 patients.
In conclusion, the existence of a bezoar as the underlying cause
www.ajronline.org /cgi/content/full/177/1/65   (2805 words)

  
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Bezoar stones as normally understood, are calculus concretions that may be found in the digestive systems of man and animals.
We often use these two terms interchangeably disregarding the common definition of the word "bezoar." Technically, bezoars are regarded as productions of a pathological condition in the body of a creature (mostly mammals) but with therapeutic applications, whereas mustikas are formed as a result of a superabundance of vital force.
All of the mustika-pearls and bezoar stones that we offer are the result of their strenuous work.
www.indotalisman.com /bezoarmustikapearls/faqs.html   (5084 words)

  
 bezoar, camelid, family, calculus, llama, alpaca,
The stones of bezoar are in animals and plants.
Bezoars were used as antidotes to some poisons (explaining their name) or were sometimes kept as lucky talismans to ward off the evil spirits.
Bezoars are also known as "Madstones", which are said to cure animals and people of rabies by attaching the stone to the wound to suck out the poison.
usuarios.vtr.net /~ccbol/bezoarE.html   (456 words)

  
 Bezoar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bezoar is a red stone, which is suppose to be precious in possessing magical properties, and is found in bodies of certain animals.
It is said that there are nine varieties of bezoar, differing greatly in composition; but they may be generally divided into those that mainly consist of mineral and those that consist of organic matter.
This caused the viscous fluid to be distilled from their eyes, which was solidified by the heat and sun, and formed the bezoar.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/b/bezoar.html   (174 words)

  
 Bezoar - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Bezoar viene del persa "pâdzahr", significa "contra-veneno" ó Antídoto.
Algunos bezoars, los más interesantes, son los que empiezan por materiales como arena y pidras, y con el tiempo capas de calcio se van formando en la superficie, bastante parecido a las perlas de las ostras.
Estos bezoars son llamados "piedra bezoar" ó "gema bezoar" ya que estas piedras son muy bellas y son consideradas piedras semipreciosas.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bezoar   (491 words)

  
 Bezoar Mustika Pearls: Magickal Talismans, Amulets and Charms
Our site specializes in bezoar stones/gems /minerals and magickal mustika pearls (mutya, geliga, mani, mestika) that are found in animals, plants, trees and as created by the anomalies of Nature.
Many varieties of flora often develop mustika pearls such as the banana, coconut and bamboo "trees." Nature not only form bezoar stones in creatures and trees, she sometimes also creates them in the environment of evolving beings--in the sea, lake, sky, bee-hives, etc.
Some of these bezoar stones and mustika pearls are fragile and great care must be given to their handling.
www.bezoarmustikapearls.com   (1406 words)

  
 Bezoar Stones Bezoars Magick Mustika Pearls Khodams Genies Talismans Charms Talisman Amulet Occult Magick Spiritual ...
Bezoar or enterolith is a sort of calculus or concretion, a stone found amongst or within animals.
Both terms Mustika Pearls and Bezoar Stones are used to define these magickal pearls interchangeably as their physical structure, magickal attributes, mystical virtues and metaphysical powers are present in their formation and existence.
A ‘bezoar’, in medical terms, is a wildlife by-product, formed in an animal’s abdominal tracts, usually from abnormal dietary or digestive conditions.
www.mysticmule.com   (445 words)

  
 Bezoar definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Bezoars can sometimes be found to cause blockage of the digestive system, especially at the exit of the stomach.
When a bezoar is composed of vegetable materials, it is referred to as a phytobezoar or foodball.
When a bezoar is composed of hair and food it is referred to as a trichophytobezoar or hairy foodball.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8898   (142 words)

  
 bezoar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A bezoar (bee-zo-are) is a rare bird nowadays.
In earlier days of premature infant care, formula feedings with high casein or calcium content could cause lactobezoars to form (massive, hard clumps of undigested milk curd).
The bezoar may completely fill the stomach and cause associated medical problems from the irritation it produces, as well as an understandable stomach ache.
www.drhull.com /EncyMaster/B/bezoar.html   (91 words)

  
 the GASTROLAB Home Page: Gastric Bezoar
Bezoars are foreign peristent bodies of material accumulated in the stomach.
Yeast bezoars is usually a complication of gastric surgery.
A bezoar can be asymptomatic or cause diffuse dyspeptic symptoms.
www.gastrolab.net /yabezoa.htm   (83 words)

  
 MedPix™ -2 Gastric bezoar Patient: 7191
A bezoar is mass of impacted matter trapped in the stomach.
Bezoars are generally asymptomatic, but occasionally may produce gastric outlet obstruction, or in the case of trichobezoars can be abrasive, causing mucosal ulcerations.
Patients who have had gastric surgery or delayed gastric emptying are at increased risk of developing all types of bezoars.
rad.usuhs.mil /synapse/tf_case.html?mode=answer&quiz=no&pt_id=7191   (318 words)

  
 Walks in the Apricot Forest: Cow Bezoar
Because Cow Bezoar reduces fever and removes toxic substances, it is often used in treating high fever, unconsciousness, convulsion, stroke, epilepsy, and other illnesses.
Cow Bezoar is a type of gallstone that grows in a sick cow.
A naturally formed Cow Bezoar is often produced at the cost of the life of a cow, and is therefore very expensive.
www.pureinsight.org /pi/index.php?news=1502   (742 words)

  
 About Us: Our business involvement in bezoar mustika pearls, magick, and the occult.
Our local sources and associates have been engaged in this bezoar stones-magickal pearl commerce for a greater length of time and are highly experienced in pearl-acquisition work through shamanic methods.
We consider ourselves a pioneer of this bezoar-stone/mustika pearl business online via the internet and look forward to instilling an appreciation of these pearls in others and educating the public as a whole of the pearl's intrinsic esoteric value that benefits positively all those that would be their keeper.
We are the supplier of these mustika pearls and bezoar stones to quite a number of other dealers and resellers.
www.indotalisman.com /bezoarmustikapearls/aboutus.html   (268 words)

  
 A bizarre bezoar tale. (7-centimeter-long stomach stone caused by eating Styrofoam) - Science News - HighBeam Research
Bezoars, or stomach stones, are clumps of fruit and vegetable matter, drugs, hair, carpet fibers or other substances that can accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract.
Animal bezoars were once treasured for their supposed medicinal properties, and it is said that a gold-framed specimen was included in the 1622 inventory of Queen Elizabeth I's crown jewels.
While modern society has dropped the bezoar fad, it has contributed to the phenomenon in a unique way.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1G1-5223017.html   (152 words)

  
 Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society » Elephant Bezoar Stone
(a local surgeon, 1873-1927) discussing a bezoar found in the stomach of a calf.
It was believed by some that the “Mad Stone”; could be applied topically to treat the bite of a rabid dog, and could also be made into a tea to treat various afflictions.
aimar was quite interested in bezoars, and urged his hunter friends to save any they found in deer for his inspection.
www.kirchersociety.org /blog/?p=814   (550 words)

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