noun, Pathology.
a straining to urinate or defecate, without the ability to do so.
(pathol) an ineffective painful straining to empty the bowels in response to the sensation of a desire to defecate, without producing a significant quantity of faeces

tenesmus te·nes·mus (tə-něz’məs)
A painful spasm of the anal sphincter accompanied by an urgent desire to evacuate the bowel or bladder and involuntary straining that results in the passing of little or no matter.


Read Also:

  • Tenet

    noun 1. any opinion, principle, doctrine, dogma, etc., especially one held as true by members of a profession, group, or movement. noun 1. a belief, opinion, or dogma

  • Ten feet tall


  • Ten-finger interface

    The interface between two networks that cannot be directly connected for security reasons; refers to the practice of placing two terminals side by side and having an operator read from one and type into the other. [Jargon File]

  • Tenfold

    adjective 1. comprising ten parts or members. 2. ten times as great or as much. adverb 3. in tenfold measure: good deeds rewarded tenfold. adjective 1. equal to or having 10 times as many or as much: a tenfold increase in population 2. composed of 10 parts adverb 3. by or up to 10 times […]

Disclaimer: Tenesmus definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.