Palliation of abdominal symptoms

  • Nigel Sykes
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 100)


Constipation has been defined objectively in various ways, but its importance lies in the distress it causes as a symptom. The components of this symptom are primarily difficult and infrequent defecation, but may also include such sensations as flatulence, bloating, rectal dissatisfaction, and malaise.


Palliative Care Magnesium Hydroxide Fecal Impaction Hospice Patient Hyoscine Butylbromide 
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