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Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Borborygmus

Word! Borborygmus

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Borborygmus

Say: bor-buh-RIG-mis

How do you know it's lunchtime? Your stomach just made a growling sound called borborygmus. That's because when the muscles in your digestive system move food, liquid, and gas through your stomach and small intestine, it produces a rumbling sound. Borborygmus can happen anytime, but is louder and happens more often when you're hungry because your stomach is empty. Growl!