Its only important application in medicine is as a carminative to lessen the griping caused by some purgatives such as aloes.
Clinically, dysentery manifests itself with varying degrees of intensity, and it is often impossible without microscopical examination to determine between the amoebic and bacillary forms. In well-marked cases the following are the chief symptoms. The attack is commonly preceded by certain premonitory indications in the form of general illness, loss of appetite, and some amount of diarrhoea, which gradually increases in severity, and is accompanied with griping pains in the abdomen (tormina).
gripe'd think they'd like to trim some of the costs of tech support that their always griping about ).
gripe not griping or even criticizing, I'm just asking why?
The light returned to her eyes, and she bit her tongue to keep from griping.