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aperient

 [ah-pe´re-ent]
1. mildly cathartic.
2. a substance that is mildly cathartic.

aperient

(ə-pîr′ē-ənt)
adj.
Gently stimulating evacuation of the bowels; laxative.
n.
A mild laxative.

a·pe′ri·ent n.

aperient

[əpir′ē·ənt]
Etymology: L, aperire, to open
a mild laxative.

lax·a·tive

(lak'să-tiv)
Any oral agent that promotes the expulsion of feces, including harsh stimulant laxatives (e.g., senna, bisacodyl), saline laxatives (e.g., magnesium citrate), stool softeners (e.g., docusate sodium), bulking laxatives (e.g., psyllium, methylcellulose), and lubricants (e.g., mineral oil).
Synonym(s): aperient.
[L. laxativus, fr. laxo, pp. -atus, to slacken, relax]

aperient

A laxative or mild purgative.

aperient,

n a substance with the ability to purge the digestive system of a given agent.

aperient

1. mildly cathartic.
2. a gentle purgative.
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Just over half of the patients audited (53%) had 'normal' bowel function, 32% of patients had not had a normal bowel action in the previous three days, while 15% had experienced diarrhoea with or without aperients.
Aperients were given in various forms and quantities and at different stages of the patient's admission.
From a Western botanical traditional approach, combining these bitters with herbal cholagogues, carminatives, antispasmodics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, astringents, nerviness, adaptogens, antidiarrheals, and aperients (mild laxatives) can possibly address the multiplicity of IBS symptoms more effectively.