Culinary medical terms for human feces

Meconium - newborn stool

Various foods are in contemporary use as analogies for the stool (human feces) found in certain medical conditions. Below is a selection of such food-related medical stool metaphors:

butter stool – of excess fecal fat

pea-soup stool – of typhoid fever

red-currant jelly stool – of intussusception

rice-water stool – of cholera

BONUS: Pea-soup stool can also be used to describe a newborn’s green thick sticky stool known as meconium (Murray ML. Antepartal and Intrapartal Fetal Monitoring, 3rd Edition. Springer Publishing Company, page 262.)

Pea soup (in the plate with the spoon)