lower bowel

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by Spring23, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Spring23

    Spring23 Junior Member

    Peru
    español
    Physical exami­nation will focus on the urinary tract, pelvic organs, and lower bowel.

    El examen físico enfocará la extensión urinaria, órganos pélvicos, y ???? ..
    I can't understand the last part, if you could help me, please, thanks.

     
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  2. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    Colon.
     
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  3. transparente Senior Member

    at home
    Spanish/Argentina
    El examen físico se concentrará en las vías urinarias, órganos pélvicos e intestinos.

    Ante la duda, yo pondría "intestinos". No estoy segura a qué parte específica se refiere.
     
  4. Akialuz Senior Member

    Puerto Rico - Spanish
    "Lower bowel" is the colon.
     
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  5. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    "Lower bowel" es más específico que "intestinos", que sería "intestines".
     
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  6. transparente Senior Member

    at home
    Spanish/Argentina
    OK.
    vías urinarias
    órganos pélvicos
    y colon
     
  7. Akialuz Senior Member

    Puerto Rico - Spanish
    OK.
    bowel = intestino
    colon = Porción del intestino grueso de los mamíferos, que empieza donde concluye el ciego, cuando este existe, y acaba donde comienza el recto.

    ¿O es intestino delgado?
     
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  8. transparente Senior Member

    at home
    Spanish/Argentina
    ¡Y "colon" que "lower bowel"!
     
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  9. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    ¿Realmente? ¡Yo estaba pensando que quizás fuera más general, y que "colon" equivale a "bowel"!
     
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  10. transparente Senior Member

    at home
    Spanish/Argentina
    ¿"Colon" te parece más general que "lower bowel"?
     
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  11. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    No encuentro definiciones de "bowel" o "lower bowel", pero parece que se usa "bowel" y "colon" para significar lo mismo. Entonces, "colon" es más general que "lower bowel".
     
  12. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    Lower bowel serïa el intestino grueso. C´mon swyes, you know when there is a bowel movement it´s not just the colon that moves.
     
  13. swyves

    swyves Senior Member

    UK English, Living in Peru
    For one thing, I think it is, and that food moves through the rest of the intestines continually through peristaltic motions; but also, this is a medical and not a general use of the term "bowel". I'm not suggesting that colon be an equivalent in the case of "in the bowels of the machine". And I can't find any medical reference to a "bowel" that doesn't refer to the lower intestine, between the caecum and the rectum.

    Honestly, I'm not just trying to make trouble! :)
     
  14. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    Swyves You are absolutely right!!! I just hit my old anatomy book and yes! The lower bowel is the colon.
     

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