Flatulence is a mixture of gases that are produced by symbiotic bacteria and yeasts living in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, and aerosolized particles of feces, and it is released under pressure through the anus with a characteristic sound and odor. Flatulence in its verb form is called flatulation or to flatulate is known colloquially as farting, but some people find the word fart offensive and will use a euphemism as an alternative. Most animals, birds, fishes and insects also fart.

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Gas in the Digestive Tract
... The digestive tract Everyone has gas and eliminates it by burping or passing it through the rectum. However, many people think they have too much gas when they really have normal amounts. Most people ...
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... Flatulence is a common problem that might be associated with a pathology or be simply related an inappropriate diet. The production of excessive gas by the digestive system has many causes, but the Gr...
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  • Gas in the Digestive Tract
    ... The digestive tract Everyone has gas and eliminates it by burping or passing it through the rectum. However, many people think they have too much gas when they really have normal amounts. Most people ...

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