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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

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Google previewA Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine (1894)

Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine by Austin Flint, Frederick Porteous Henry

THE term diarrhoea is used to denote morbid frequency of intestinal dejections which are also liquid or morbidly soft, and often otherwise altered in character. Diarrhoea is a symptom of inflammation of the large and the small intestine and of ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Travel Medicine (2012)

by Jane N. Zuckerman

Travellers' diarrhoea is a clinical syndrome. The clinical manifestations of the...

Google previewManual of Dietetic Practice (2014)

by Joan Gandy

Disease consequences Diarrhoea is a common reason for people seeking medical advice. Acute infectious diarrhoea is one of...

Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death worldwide (Lawler & Wallace, 2003). The prevalence of chronic ...

Google previewDiarrhoea and Constipation in Geriatric Practice (1999)

by Ranjit N. Ratnaike

Digoxin is primarily excreted via the kidneys and, since renal function declines with age, digoxin-induced diarrhoea is more likely to occur in the elderly. Diarrhoea is a well described side effect of auranofin, an oral gold preparation used in ...

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. Normal bowel habit varies, but recent onset >3 liquid/loose stools per day is considered abnormal (see Box 6.1 for classification). Infective diarrhoea is ...

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 Gastrointestinal System at a Glance (2012)

by Satish Keshav, Adam Bailey

Infectious diarrhoea is a nuisance to travellers — and also causes major morbidity and mortality where sanitation, clean drinking water and nutrition are inadequate. Diarrhoea can also indicate serious diseases, such as inflammatory bowel ...

Google previewClinical Skills (2014)

by T. A. Roper

Diarrhoea is a condition that all of us will have experienced, yet it is difficult to define. We all recognize at one extreme, loose watery stools being passed up to 10 times per day as obvious diarrhoea, yet normal stools being passed more than ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Encyclopedia department (A-Z) (1904)

Diarrhoea 849 Diathermancy flat-roofed houses rise above each other in terraces . The population has dwindled to 40,000, mostly Kurds and Armenians. The city is the residence of a pasha, and the seat of a Greek bishop, as also usually of ...

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 (2001)

by Edward Boden

Diarrhoea 183 infection with specific diseases, such as Johne's disease, salmonellosis, lamb dysentery, white scour, etc.; or the excessive action of purgatives given in too large doses. In all of these instances there are other symptoms which ...

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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