Sentence Examples

  • Purgatives (Lat.
  • XoXi, bile, I ycoyos, leading) are purgatives which act by increasing the flow of bile, either by causing an increased secretion (e.g.
  • Some substances have a very wide range of action, and involve a great variety of structures, while others, such as purgatives, have a very limited sphere.
  • The large number of vegetable substances used as purgatives owe their action to an irritating effect upon the mucous membrane and the neuro-muscular apparatus of the bowel, whereby the secretions and peristalsis are more or less increased, as the result of which diarrhoea ensues.
  • In addition mild purgatives should be given.

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