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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 previewA Treatise on the principles and practice of medicine (1867)

by Austin Flint

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

Google previewGastroenterology and Hepatology (2008)

A Clinical Handbook by Nicholas J. Talley, Martin D. Weltman, Isidore Segal

DEFINITION Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death worldwide.

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Travel Medicine (2012)

by Jane N. Zuckerman

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

Google previewElementary Pharmacology & Toxicology 4e

by R D Budhiraja

Antidiarrhoeal Drugs Passing frequent, unformed watery stools (more than 3 times a day) with or without mucus or blood is called diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is a protective reaction of the gut to get rid of irritation due to mechanical, chemical or  ...

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

by Sarah Brewer

Diarrhoea that lasts longer than a week should always be investigated to find out its cause. Severe diarrhoea is debilitating and can even be fatal — especially in infants for whom medical advice should be sought straight away. Large amounts  ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

abdominal pain, burning sensation, diarrhoea, nausea, sore throat, vomiting, metallic taste Skin Eyes Ingestion Mercuric nitrate 10045-94-0 Skin; resp. tract; eyes; kidneys Kidneys Inhalation Cough, headache, laboured breathing, shortness ...

Google previewThe New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1882)

(Based on Mayne's Lexicon) by New Sydenham Society, Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick

Diarrhoea depending on a catarrhal condition of the intestinal mucous membrane, whether simple as from chill or irritation, or specific as ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: Pakistan (2004)

by Sangh Mittra, Bachchan Kumar

In Baluchistan In the Loralai district of Balochistan, reducing the time spent on fetching safe water would yield the biggest health benefits in prevention of diarrhoea and worms. This was also the case in the neighbouring Kalat district, while ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1889)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Diarrhoea has many varieties and many causes ; but the whole tribe of more or less "epidemic diarrhoeal diseases present certain relations in common, which have been studied of late years to a considerable extent from the preventive or ...

Google previewChambers's New Handy Volume American Encyclopaedia (1883)

Being a Reprint Entire of the Last Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia. A Library of Universal Knowledge for the People. With Very Large Additions Upon Topics of Special Interest to American Readers; and Giving American Statistics of Population Down to the Census of 1880

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Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

For adults with acute diarrhoea, short-term symptomatic treatment can be achieved with antimotility drugs such as codeine phosphate, co-phenotrope or loperamide hydrochloride. Adsorbent drugs, for example KAOLIN, should not be used in ...

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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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