Definition of at stool in English:

at stool

phrase

Medicine
  • When defecating.

    ‘it may be induced by a hard bowel movement or straining at stool’
    • ‘Along with the excruciatingly tight pain of immersing newly-scabbed knees in the bath, the most striking physical memory of that time is of straining at stool in the top bathroom.’
    • ‘Do not let patients confuse normal defecation with straining at stool.’
    • ‘To ensure continuing relief after surgery, one must avoid constipation and straining at stool.’
    • ‘The sort of stresses that induce these changes include blowing against a resistance, lifting heavy objects, and straining at stool.’
    • ‘It may be induced by a hard bowel movement or straining at stool.’