Origin of diarrheaMiddle English diarea from Old French diarrie and Late Latin diarrhoea from Classical Greek diarrhoia from dia-, through + rhein, to flow: see stream
When you eat bad shrimp and get food poisoning, causing you to have to use the bathroom a lot and produce watery feces, this is an example of producing diarrhea.
Origin of diarrheaMiddle English diaria from Medieval Latin from Late Latin diarrhoea from Greek diarroia from diarrein to flow through dia- dia- rhein to flow, run ; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.
- di′ar·rhe′al di′ar·rhe′ic di′ar·rhet′ic
(countable and uncountable, plural diarrheas)
- (chiefly North America) A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movements.
- The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.
From Old French diarrie (French diarrhée), from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Ancient Greek διάρροια (diarrhoia, “through-flowing”), from διά (dia, “through”) + ῥέω (rheō, “flow”).
diarrhea - Medical Definition
- di′ar·rhe′al di′ar·rhe′ic (-ĭk) di′ar·rhet′ic (-rĕt′ĭk)
- The onset of the flu was abrupt with fever followed by vomiting, abdominal pain and profuse diarrhea.
- The sweat test is administered as soon as CF is suspected, either because of family history or symptoms, such as frequent colds, recurrent lung infections, recurrent diarrhea, difficulty absorbing food, and slower-than-normal growth.
- Drug reactions are another common allergic cause of rash; in this case, a rash is only one of a variety of possible symptoms, including fever, seizures, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, heartbeat irregularities, and breathing problems.
- If a child is known to have an immunodeficiency disorder, a healthcare provider should be contacted if the child shows signs of having an infection, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of the lymph nodes, or unusual fatigue.
- This test is not administered to infants and very young children because of the risk of dehydration from drinking the lactose-containing liquid, which can cause diarrhea in those who are lactose intolerant, resulting in dehydration.