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Flatulence

Flatulence

(Science: symptom) The presence of excessive amounts of air or gases in the stomach or intestine, leading to distention of the organs.

Origin: L. Flatulentia


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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES AND EFFECTS

... is more than 20 times as effectual as CO2 at entrapping heat in the atmosphere. Methane is obtained from resources such as rice paddies, bovine flatulence, bacteria in bogs and fossil fuel manufacture. When fields are flooded, anaerobic situation build up and the organic matter in the soil decays, ...

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by rheneelyn
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:35 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Global Environmental Change
Replies: 68
Views: 97830

Re: can galactose be convert into fructose?

... for the existing gut flora, which produce gas. It may also cause water retention in the intestine. These effects may lead to bloating, excessive flatulence, loose stools, and even diarrhea depending on the amounts eaten and other factors ." I know the last part may not be of help but I hope ...

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by mande
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:01 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: can galactose be convert into fructose?
Replies: 3
Views: 7951

Anthropogenic global warming?

The main point behind the cow flatulence is not to blame the cows themselves but the people that keep breeding them and destroying habitats to clear land to raise them. No matter how you look at it, global warming is a problem caused by ...

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by alextemplet
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Anthropogenic global warming?
Replies: 188
Views: 149321

passing wind

... quantities of odorants, strongly-smelling sulfur compounds such as ethyl mercaptan to enable the detection of leaks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence The gas released during a flatus event frequently has a foul odor which mainly results from low molecular weight fatty acids such as butyric ...

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by Martian
Mon May 29, 2006 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: passing wind
Replies: 7
Views: 4420

Cellular respiration in sperm cells.

... for the existing flora, which produce gas. It may also cause water retention in the intestine. These effects may lead to bloating, excessive flatulence, loose stools, and even diarrhea depending on the amounts eaten and other factors. Fructose has by some been hypothesized to cause obesity ...

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by baikuza
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:47 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cellular respiration in sperm cells.
Replies: 15
Views: 15541


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