Our Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence) Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence)

Definition of Flatulence

Flatulence: Excess gas in the intestinal tract. But excess flatulence is difficult to define without a yardstick to measure the "normal" frequency of gas passages. Symptom-free individuals have recorded approximately 14 passages of gas per 24 hours. From the Latin flastus, meaning blowing, as a breeze or snort.


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