There should be proper control of flatus and motions from the date of operation.
Not that they may not be more than names (flatus vocis), but that they are nothing less than names.
Relief is obtained both from the pain and from the sense of distension by expulsion of flatus.
His stomach was a good deal disturbed, and the bowels were soon distended with flatus.
Much distress is occasioned by abdominal distension from flatus, which develops with remarkable rapidity.
If the gangrenous portion be very full of fæces or flatus, incisions may be made into it.
The plebs plebis think that the cause is wind or flatus, and that they get rid of the ague by belching.
The stomach and bowels are liable to distension by flatus, sometimes to the extent of producing colicky pains.
It should be clear, because "turbida impinguat, flatus gignit, atque brevem spiritum efficit."