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Definition of the noun diarrhoea

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noun - plural: diarrhoeas

  1. frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
    • example: Fecal transplant is an effective treatment for antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of diarrhoea: diarrhea / looseness / looseness of the bowels
    • more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: dysentery = an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea

Phrases with diarrhoea

  1. Verbal Diarrhoea
  2. bacillary white diarrhoea

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for diarrhoea

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Google previewOxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine (2014)

by Andrew Brent, Robert Davidson, Anna Seale

Diarrhoea is the passage of abnormally loose or fluid stools more frequently than normal.

Infective diarrhoea is the 3rd highest cause of death due to infection in the world, with 71–2 million deaths each year; 80% of deaths are in children < 2yrs, most of these during and...

Diarrhoea is a common symptom of HIV/AIDS.

Google previewThe Oxfam Handbook of Development and Relief (1995)

by Deborah Eade, Suzanne Williams

Diarrhoeal diseases Worldwide, diarrhoea is a leading cause of mortality in children under five, and is responsible for an...

Acute diarrhoea is the most dangerous, as the resulting dehydration can kill young children within a very short time.

Google previewTextbook Of Medicinal Chemistry (2010)

by Algar, Prof. Dr. V. Alagarsamy

Diarrhoea means loose bowel movements resulting into the frequent passage of watery, uniformed stools with or without mucous and...

Google previewSpotlight on Gluten: New Symptoms for the New Millennium? Or Long-Standing Symptoms Now Being Recognized? (2012)

by Lucille Cholerton

Diarrhoea is the leading cause of death in young children in South Africa, mostly due to unhygienic living conditions and...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Handbook of Treatment (1897)

Or, The Principles of Therapeutics by John Milner Fothergill

Nervous diarrhoea is a variety with which we are all more or less familiar; an uncontrollable action of the bowels is an outcome of mortal terror in animals as well as in man. Increased secretion and activity in the intestinal canal is with many ...

Google previewDiarrhoea and Constipation in Geriatric Practice (1999)

by Ranjit N. Ratnaike

Diarrhoea is a well described side effect of auranofin, an oral gold preparation used in rheumatoid arthritis. Auranofin causes a concentration-dependent inhibition of ATPase activity. The long-term administration of colchicine in smaller doses ...

Google previewThe Causation and Clinical Management of Pelvic Radiation Disease (2012)

by Philip F. Schofield, Eric W. Lupton

Malabsorption Diarrhoea is the commonest clinical manifestation of chronic, non- obstructive ileal disease but it may also be seen after small bowel resection or in association with an ileal stricture. There are several potential mechanisms ...

Google previewWeaning the Pig (2003)

Concepts and Consequences by J. R. Pluske, Jean Le Dividich, M. W. A. Verstegen

As a result, diarrhoea is the most common clinical problem encountered in the first one or two weeks after weaning, and this leads to a temporarily impaired growth rate and sometimes to death. Therefore, saving these supernumerary and light ...

Google previewEssential Science For All (2012)

by Dilip M. Salwi

Diarrhoea is the frequent release of watery ...

Google previewGreen's encyclopedia and dictionary of medicine and surgery (1907)

by John William Ballantyne

The mortality from infantile diarrhoea is greater in town than in country districts, but it would seem that this difference does not depend entirely on density of population ; poverty and defective sanitation are potent causes. There can be little ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Dogs Diarrhoea may be associated with a number of infections, distemper, toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis, nocardiosis; parvovirus; occasionally with pyometra; with allergies; tumours; parasites, and poisoning. Diarrhoea may also result from an ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Health, Nutrition and Family Welfare (2000)

During diarrhoea a greater majority (72%) of the mothers reported that they ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Remedy Relationships in Homoeopathy (2003)

by Abdur Rehman

Form, Graf (Diarrhoea and colic when Cham fails1"), Hep (Pain in ear when suppuration impends1115), Iris ( Colic of infants with flatulency and constipation when Cham seems indicated but ...

Google previewThe Daily Telegraph: Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals& Herbal Supplements (2012)

by Sarah Brewer

Diarrhoea that lastslonger than a week should always be investigated tofindout its cause. Severe diarrhoea is debilitating andcaneven befatal – especially in infants for whom medicaladvice shouldbe sought straightaway. Large amounts of ...

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Vocabulary - Diarrhoea - Migliora il tuo Inglese - Improve your English Diarrhoea: when your body gets poisoned by unclean water or infected food, making your ...

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Scrabble value of D2I1A1R1R1H4O1E1A1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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