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Flashcards - Understanding Elimination in Nursing

Flashcards - Understanding Elimination in Nursing
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Bowel elimination
Defecation is the final act of digestion, by which organisms eliminate solid, semisolid, and/or liquid waste material from the digestive tract via the anus
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colon
The colon is a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line
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colon
The colon is a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line
Bowel elimination
Defecation is the final act of digestion, by which organisms eliminate solid, semisolid, and/or liquid waste material from the digestive tract via the anus
constipation
Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass
fluid intake
Drinking is the act of ingesting water or other liquids into the body through the mouth
pregnancy
Pregnancy, also known as gravidity or gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman

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