an intestinal disorder characterized by abnormal frequency and fluidity of fecal evacuations.
late 14c., from Old French diarrie, from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Greek diarrhoia “diarrhea” (coined by Hippocrates), literally “a flowing through,” from diarrhein “to flow through,” from dia- “through” (see dia-) + rhein “to flow” (see rheum). Respelled 16c. from diarria on Latin model.
antidiarrheal an·ti·di·ar·rhe·al (ān’tē-dī’ə-rē’əl, an’tī-)
A substance used to prevent or treat diarrhea.
diarrhea di·ar·rhe·a or di·ar·rhoe·a (dī’ə-rē’ə)
Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces.
di’ar·rhe’al or di’ar·rhe’ic (-ĭk) or di’ar·rhet’ic (-rět’ĭk) adj.
Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually a symptom of a gastrointestinal disorder. Severe, prolonged diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
The frequent passage of abnormally watery feces, which is a sign of illness.
antidiuresis antidiuresis an·ti·di·u·re·sis (ān’tē-dī’ə-rē’sĭs, ān’tī-) n. The reduction of urinary volume.
Also called holy bread. Greek Orthodox Church. bread blessed and distributed to the congregation at the end of the liturgy. Eastern Church, (def 1).
a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc. something that prevents or counteracts injurious or unwanted effects: Good jobs are the best antidote to teenage crime. to counteract with an antidote: Medication was given to antidote the poison the child had swallowed. Historical Examples The knowledg of these antidotal Herbs […]
conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to the usual one. adjective (of nerve fibres) conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal antidromic an·ti·drom·ic (ān’tĭ-drŏm’ĭk) adj. Relating to the propagation of an impulse along an axon in a direction that is the reverse of normal.