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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


constipation  listen  (KON-stih-PAY-shun)

  A condition in which stool becomes hard, dry, and difficult to pass, and bowel movements don’t happen very often. Other symptoms may include painful bowel movements, and feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and sluggish.