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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 previewHorse Sense (2004)

The Guide to Horse Care in Australia and New Zealand by Peter Huntington

Diarrhoea is a major killer of newborn foals and you should treat all cases seriously (see Chapter 6). Foal heat diarrhoea is a common and less serious form that occurs when the mare comes back into oestrus after foaling.

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 Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (2011)

by Lisa Dougherty, Sara Lister

Diarrhoea is a serious global public health problem, in particularly in low-income and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization (2003) believes that over 3 million episodes happen each year, with many people dying.

Google previewThe Rough Guide to Nepal (2009)

by David Reed, James McConnachie

Diarrhoea is the most common bane of travellers ...

Google previewAdvances in Mucosal Immunology (1990)

by Thomas MacDonald

Introduction Diarrhoea is a common problem in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS-Related Complex (ARC) from Human Immunodeficiency Viral (HIV) infection. Previous studies have described common or exotic enteric ...

Google previewThe Lancet London (1828)

A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News

Serous diarrhoea is a disease which proves the death of many infants, especially within the month. Ten or twenty watery evacuations, green, or becoming greenish , may occur in the course of the day. In the course of twenty or thirty hours, the ...

Google previewPharmacotherapy of Gastrointestinal Inflammation (2004)

by Antonio Guglietta

Treatment and prevention of antibiotic-associated colitis Eugénie Bergogne- Bérézin Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris, 100 bis rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris, France Introduction Diarrhoea is a relatively frequent side effect seen ...

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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica (1879)

A Record of the Positive Effects of Drugs Upon the Healthy Human Organism by Timothy Field Allen

Violent diarrhoea immediately after a dose, lasting the whole next day and for several following days, gradually becoming less frequent with a feeling of relief,". — * Violent diarrhoea, with colic, after which the previous distension of the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

Diarrhoea. — Measures should always be taken to check diarrhoea if the motions are more than two (some say more than four or even eight) in twenty-four hours. Diarrhoea is often due to milk being given too freely or in an unsuitable manner, ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Diarrhoea 231 parasites such as worms, flukes, or coccidiae; infection with specific diseases, such as johne'S diSeASe, SAlmonelloSiS, lAmb dySentery, White ScoUr in cAlveS, etc.; or the excessive action of purgatives given in too large ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1877)

by Popular encyclopedia

diarrhoea, than be considered as a part of the disease itself. The symptoms of this complaint are so obvious as seldom to leave any doubt respecting its existence ; but there are two diseases that resemble it, and from which it is important to ...

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

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

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 ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Interference with the normal bacteria living in the intestine may cause acute diarrhoea,forexample if someone travelsto another country and acquires unfamiliar intestinal bacteria. Antibiotics can have the same effect. Drug toxicity, food allergy, ...

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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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