(Greek > Latin: intestinal rumblings, tummy rumbling; gurgling and splashing)
2. Originally, a gross language; foul or filthy talk; possibly from Greek borboros, "filth" + -logia, "speak, talk", but it can not be verified by any authorized source.
2. Pertaining to the audible bowel sounds that are a normal part of the digestive process: The borborygmic noise which can be heard is caused by the movements of air and fluid through the intestines.
When anyone has a borborygmic disorder of his or her intestines; a physician can usually listen to the bowel sounds as an aid in diagnosing the ailment.3. There are other references to the reverberation noises that one can hear: Jim thought the room in the hotel was very quiet, except for the old borborygmic radiator that was rumbling until it was turned off.
Peristalsis is the rippling motion of muscles in the digestive tract. In the stomach, this motion mixes food with gastric juices, turning it into a thin liquid.
Bowel sounds are normal. In fact, their absence might indicate intestinal obstruction or constipation.
Some borborygmi, or intestinal sounds, are often present in cases of gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines) and diarrhea (increased fluidity, frequency, or volume of bowel movements).
Most of the time, the growl of the borborygmi is gas moving in the digestive system, usually in the intestines rather than the stomach.
When borborygmi, or gurgulations,
Interrupt my conversations,
I simply shrug and say, "It's true–
My belly has an opinion too."