Cathartic

Laxative

cathartic

induces violent purging of the body

Cathartic

In medicine, a cathartic is a substance that accelerates defecation. This is in contrast to a laxative, which is a substance which eases defecation, usually by softening feces. It is possible for a substance to be both a laxative and a cathartic. However, agents such as psyllium seed husks increase the bulk of the feces. Cathartics such as sorbito...
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cathartic

(from the article `laxative`) any drug used in the treatment of constipation to promote the evacuation of feces. Laxatives produce their effect by several mechanisms. Contact ... Contact purgatives include the anthraquinone derivatives (cascara, aloe, senna, and rhubarb), phenolphthalein, and ricinoleic acid (castor oil). ... [2 rela...
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cathartic

(kә-thahr´tik) causing emptying of the bowels. an agent that so acts; called also evacuant and purgative. producing emotional catharsis. bulk cathartic one stimulating bowel evacuation by increasing fecal volume. lubricant cathartic ...
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cathartic

[adj] - emotionally purging 2. [adj] - emotionally purging (of e.g. art) 3. [adj] - strongly laxative
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Cathartic

• (a.) Alt. of Catharical • (n.) A medicine that promotes alvine discharges; a purge; a purgative of moderate activity.
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cathartic

<pharmacology> Medications, through their chemical effects, that serve to increase the clearing of intestinal contents. ... Synonym: laxative. ... (16 Mar 1998) ...
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cathartic

adjective emotionally purging
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cathartic

evacuant adjective strongly laxative
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Cathartic

Ca·thar'tic noun [ Greek ....] (Medicine) A medicine that promotes alvine discharges; a purge; a purgative of moderate activity. » The cathartics are more energetic and certain in action that the laxatives , which simply increase the tendency to alvine evacuation; and less po...
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Cathartic

A cathartic is a medicine which is capable of producing the second grade of purgation, of which a laxative is the first.
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Cathartic

A powerful purgative or laxative, causing severe evacuation, with or without pain.
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cathartic

cathartic (kuthär'tik) : see laxative.
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cathartic

cathartic 1. From Greek, katharsis, through Late Latin catharticus; inducing catharsis; that is, purgative or cleansing. 2. A cathartic agent, especially a laxative.
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Cathartic

Cathartic: A laxative.
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Cathartic

Causes evacuation of the bowels. A cathartic may be either mild (laxative) or vigorous (purgative). Examples
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Cathartic

In large doses cathartics purge the bowels and stimulate glandular secretions. Barberry, Bloodroot, Blue Flag, Buckthorn, Cascara Sagrada, Celandine, Culver's Root, Turkish Rhubarb.
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cathartic

See laxative
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cathartic

Type: Term Pronunciation: kă-thar′tik Definitions: 1. Relating to catharsis. 2. An agent having purgative action.
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