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enEnglish
laxative definition: agent that acts to promote evacuation of the bowel; a cathartic or purgative.
Laxatives definition: Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.
Laxative definition: Synthetic compounds or mixtures administered orally or rectally with laxative activity. A laxative preparation is used to promote bowel movement to treat constipation or to clean the colon for rectal and bowel examinations. There are different types of laxatives that differ in mechanism of action and potency, including the bulk-producing agents, stool softeners, lubricants, hydrating agents, stimulants, saline laxatives and hyperosmotic agents.
Macrogol 3350-Based Iso-Osmotic Laxative definition: A commercial combination preparation, by Braintree Laboratories, containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 and the electrolytes sodium sulfate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride in isosmotic solution with laxative activity. GoLytely attracts water to the bowel, thereby softening the stool, inducing diarrhea and increasing bowel movement. The osmotic activity of PEG and electrolytes causes no net absorption or excretion of water and electrolytes. This laxative is used to clean the colon before certain tests or surgery of the rectum and colon.
Polyethylene Glycol 3350-Based Laxative definition: A polyethylene glycol-based solution containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 (macrogol 3350) and electrolytes with laxative activity. As an orally administered nonabsorbable osmotic agent, PEG 3350 increases fecal water content and decreases gastrointestinal transit time.
Sodium Phosphate/Sodium Biphosphate Laxative definition: A commercial combination preparation, by Johnson and Johnson, containing sodium phosphate monobasic and sodium phosphate dibasic with laxative activity. This saline laxative attracts water to the bowel, thereby softening the stool and promoting bowel movement. Fleets Phospho-Soda is used for the treatment of constipation and for bowel cleansing prior to certain tests or surgery of the rectum and colon.
laxative definition: [1] das Abführmittel
laxative definition: Laxatif.
 
 
esSpanish
purga definition: [1] Abfuhrmittel
purgante definition: [1] das Abfuhrmittel
 
deGerman
Abführmittel definition: [1] Medizin: ein Arzneimittel, das die Stuhlentleerung beschleunigt [2]
 
frFrench
laxatif definition: Substantif : substance laxative.