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Constipation (Science: gastroenterology) Infrequent or difficult evacuation of the faeces. Origin: L. Constipatio = a... Read More

Soapsuds enema

Definition The injection of a mixture of water and soap into the colon. Supplement The soapsuds enema uses a mixture of a... Read More

Docusate sodium

Docusate sodium Bis-2-ethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate;a surface-active agent used as a dispersing agent in topically... Read More

What is natural colon cleansing?

What is natural colon cleansing? Basically there are two methods of colon cleansing methods. One involves using the... Read More

Tap water enema

An injection of plain water into the rectum in order to stimulate a bowel movement. Uusally given to relieve constipation... Read More

Herbal Medicines For Treatment Of Gastrointestinal Disease

March 31, 2009 — Herbal medicines could benefit patients suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders that... Read More

Nervous colon syndrome

nervous colon syndrome (Science: syndrome) A common gastrointestinal disorder characterised by abdominal pain, bloating,... Read More

Glycerin suppository

Glycerin suppository a conical translucent dosage form for rectal administration intended for the relief of constipation;... Read More

Mini enema

A small amount of liquid bowel stimulant injected into the rectum. Typically given to relieve constipation or to evacuate... Read More


Egestion is the act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces. To egest means to discharge undigested... Read More

Mucomembranous enteritis

mucomembranous enteritis An affection of the intestinal mucous membrane characterised by constipation or diarrhoea... Read More

Mucous colitis

mucous colitis An affection of the mucous membrane of the colon characterised by colicky pain, constipation or diarrhoea... Read More

Cerebrospinal fever

Cerebrospinal fever --> meningococcal meningitis An acute infectious disease affecting children and young adults, caused by... Read More


Antipsychotic (Science: pharmacology) a drug that is effective in the treatment of psychosis. antipsychotic drugs (also... Read More

Rectal laxative

A substance inserted into the rectum or lower colon for the purpose of producing a bowel movement, usually to relieve... Read More

Bisacodyl enema

An enema containing the stimulant laxative bisacodyl usually given to relieve constipation or prior to a bowel examination.... Read More


Definition noun, plural: haemorrhoids (1) A type of portacaval anastomoses which forms between the superior rectal vein (of... Read More

2007 Physicians’ Desk Reference: Your Complete Print And Electonic Drug Information Solution (Physicians’ Desk Reference (Bookstore Version))

2007 Physicians' Desk Reference: Your Complete Print And Electonic Drug Information Solution (Physicians' Desk Reference... Read More

Cleansing enema

An injection of a liquid into the rectum or colon with the purpose of stimulating a bowel movement. Generally given as a... Read More

Hard soap

Hard soap a soap made with olive oil, or some other suitable oil or fat, and sodium hydroxide; used as a detergent, and in... Read More


Definition noun, plural: hemorrhoids (1) A type of portacaval anastomoses which forms between the superior rectal vein (of... Read More


Definition noun, plural: fibers (1) (anatomy) any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber (2) (botany) A cell... Read More

Bifidobacterium infantis

Definition noun Gram-positive bacteria that are typically inhabit the digestive tract of newborn infants which assist in... Read More

Lactobacillus casei

Definition noun A non-pathogenic and harmless bacterium recognized widely as probiotics that controls growth of various... Read More

Generalized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis affecting the entire abdomen, and in which the abdominal tenderness is diffuse and the... Read More

Localized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis that is confined to a demarcated region of the peritoneal... Read More


Definition noun, plural: taeniases An infestation with adult tapeworms of the genus Taenia Supplement Taeniasis refers to... Read More

Balantidium coli

Definition noun A parasitic ciliate belonging to the family Balantiididae, and the causative agent of the balantidiasis... Read More


Definition noun, plural: balantidiases An infection due to the presence of Balantidium coli Supplement Baantidiasis is an... Read More


Definition noun A disaccharide made up of galactose and fructose and produced through a heat... Read More


Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More


Biliousness An imprecisely delineated congestive disturbance with anorexia, coated tongue, constipation, headache,... Read More

Intestinal obstruction

Intestinal obstruction (Science: surgery) a blockage of the bowel lumen prohibiting the passage of material. Common symptoms... Read More


Definition noun, plural: peritonites (pathology) The inflammation of the peritoneum Supplement Peritonitis pertains to the... Read More

Hinman syndrome

Hinman syndrome --> nonneurogenic neurogenic bladder (Science: urology) Detrusor-sphincter incoordination with urinary... Read More

Bleeding gums: Duloxetine may be the cause

Bleeding gums: Duloxetine may be the cause Balhara YPS, Sagar R, Varghese ST Department of Psychiatry and National Drug... Read More

Congenital pouch colon in female subjects

Congenital pouch colon in female subjectsSarin YK, Nagdeve NG, Sengar M Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maulana Azad... Read More

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

'Wild garlic' plant shows promise WASHINGTON - Medicinal plants are an integral part of African culture, one of the oldest... Read More

Errors Involving Medications Common In Outpatient Cancer Treatment

January 1, 2009 — Seven percent of adults and 19 percent of children taking chemotherapy drugs in outpatient clinics or... Read More

Yin deficiency

yin deficiency In the yin-yang system of philosophy and medicine, an insufficiency of body fluid (called yinxu), manifesting... Read More