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Flatulence is the passage of intestinal gas (flatus) through the rectum.
Flatulence is the passing of intestinal gas, either voluntarily or involuntarily.
If flatulence is related to eating habits or dietary factors, it often goes away quickly once you identify the source of the problem and make the necessary changes in diet or lifestyle.
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  Flatulence (Gas)
Flatulence is the state of having excessive stomach or intestinal gas.
History has numerous anecdotal accounts of flatulence, including Hippocrates himself professing, “Passing gas is necessary to well-being.” The Roman Emperor Claudius equally decreed that “all Roman citizens shall be allowed to pass gas whenever necessary.” Unfortunately for flatulent Romans, however, Emperor Constantine later reversed this decision in a 315 BC edict.
In the mid-1800s flatulence took center stage with the French entertainer Joseph Pugol (“Le Petomane”).
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  FLATULENCE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flatulence (or fart in vulgar slang) is the presence of gas under some degree of pressure, in a confined space.
Flatulence is a potential source of humor, either due to the foul smell or the sounds produced.
Some find humour in flatulence ignition, which is possible due to the presence of flammable gases such as hydrogen and methane, though the process can result in burn injuries to the rectum and anus.
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  Flatulence Encyclopedia Article @ CompleteIdiotsGuide.com (Complete Idiots Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flatulence is therefore a tendency to produce puffs and blows so the word can be applied to the character of a haughty person or to the wolf of the Three Little Pigs story, as well as to the more usual use in alluding to a physiological tendency to break wind.
Flatulence producing foods are typically high in polysaccharides (especially oligosaccharides such as inulin) and include beans, lentils, milk, onions, radish, sweet potatoes, cheese, cashews, broccoli, cabbage, Jerusalem artichokes, oats, yeast in breads, etc. In beans, endogenous gases seem to arise from oligosaccharides, carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion.
The noises commonly associated with flatulence are caused by the vibration of the anus.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Flatulence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flatulence is a mixture of gases that are produced by symbiotic bacteria and yeasts living in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, and aerosolized particles of feces, and it is released under pressure through the anus with a characteristic sound and odor.
Flatulence producing foods are typically high in complex carbohydrates (especially oligosaccharides such as inulin) and include beans, milk, onions, yams, sweet potatoes, citrus rinds, cheese, chestnuts, cashews, broccoli, cabbage, Jerusalem artichokes, oat, yeast in breads, etc.
Digestive enzyme supplements can significantly reduce the amount of flatulence when that flatulence is caused by some components of foods not being digested by the body and feeding the microbes in the small and large intestines.
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 Howstuffworks "What causes flatulence?"
But this question is so common that it seems it is time to explore the world of flatulence.
Flatulence occurs when a food does not break down completely in the stomach and small intestine.
Hydrogen sulfide is the source of the odor we associate with flatulence.
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 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Flatulence (Gas)
Flatulence is the passage of air or gas from the intestines through the rectum.
Flatulence is usually a problem only when the gas smells foul, happens frequently, or occurs at inconvenient times.
Part of the flatus in the intestine is air that you have swallowed.
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 Soy Carbohydrates: The Flatulence Factor
Since the average American prefers to do just that, the soy industry has acknowledged that the "flatulence factor" must be overcome if soyfoods are ever to become a major part of the American diet.
Flatulence caused by soya and its control through processing, J Amer Oil Chem Soc, 1981, 58, 503.
Texas inventor Frank Lathrop has come up with the perfect solution for the soy gas problem – a seat cushion known as the "TooT TrappeR™." Billed as a "reverse whoopee cushion," it is packed with a carbon air filter that is guaranteed to absorb odors and stop toots in their tracks.
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Flatulence, not turbulence forces plane landing in Nashville
Date created: 12/5/2006 12:06:47 PM Last updated: 12/5/2006 3:07:10 PM Flatulence brought 99 passengers on an American Airlines flight to an unscheduled visit to Nashville early Monday morning.
American Flight 1053, from Washington Reagan National Airport and bound for Dallas/Fort Worth, made an emergency landing here after passengers reported smelling struck matches, said Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority.
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 Gas and Flatulence Prevention Diet
Patients may complain of excessive bloating after eating, belching, or rectal gas (flatulence), or a combination of these symptoms.
Some of these bacteria are called "gas formers." They generate gases such as hydrogen and methane.
As much as 80 to 90 percent of rectal gas (flatulence) is formed by bacteria.
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 Flatulence Filter Seat Cushions by GasBGon
You no longer have to be embarrassed by the untimely passing of intestinal gas among your friends or family.
GasBGon has been designed and tested to adsorb the odor and sound of flatulence.
GasBGon®, GasMedic Flatulence Filter Seat Cushions, by Dairiair®, LLC, proudly made in the USA.
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 Flatulence Deodorizer ™ products
The Flatulence Deodorizer will not only solve a problem but will also enhance/improve the quality of life for people, by eliminating the embarrassment caused by the odor from flatulence.
The Flatulence Deodorizer is a three-ply activated charcoal cloth pad, that is secured inside the underwear similar to a panty liner.
Over the past 3-years, we’ve been able to touch and help thousands of people around the world with Our Products.
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 The Straight Dope: Do cow and termite flatulence threaten the earth's atmosphere?
Is it true that cow, sheep, and termite flatulence does more damage to the ozone layer than fluorocarbons?
You were no doubt moved to write by a story in the Washington Post headlined "Feed, Animal Flatulence and Atmosphere." It described the work of one Donald Johnson, an animal-nutrition specialist at Colorado State University, who supposedly has been studying cow flatulence.
According to the story, animal flatulence "contributes in a large way to the potentially catastrophic warming of the globe, the 'greenhouse effect.'" Each cow emits 200 to 400 quarts of methane gas per day, or 50 million metric tons per year.
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