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Purgative   Listen

A purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels.  Synonyms: aperient, cathartic, physic.

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"Purgative" Quotes from Famous Books

... bear in mind that temporary causes, such as especially the disorders produced by over-fatigue, or by an over-hearty or indigestible meal, may suddenly raise the temperature as high as 102 deg., or higher, but the needed repose or the action of a purgative may be followed in a few hours by an almost equally sudden decline of the heat ...
— The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases • Charles West, M.D.

Words linked to "Purgative" :   castor oil, medication, Seidlitz powder, evacuant, Rochelle powder, aloes, bitter aloes, cathartic, purge, medicinal drug, laxative, milk of magnesia, Seidlitz powders, aperient, physic, medicament, medicine, Epsom salts

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