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lax·a·tion

(lak-sā'shŭn),
Bowel movement, with or without laxatives.
[see laxative]
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It aids laxation and regularity, improves the body's ability to handle sugar, and reduces blood cholesterol levels.
Two to three doses of Metamucil daily can lower your cholesterol and aid with laxation and regularity.
Potatoes, bananas that aren't too ripe, wheat and other grains--anything with resistant starch--is good for laxation.
Eating a plant-based diet of foods that are low in the food chain is really important for laxation, even though some of those foods, like a banana, aren't high in fiber.
The data presented from this 460-patient clinical study which evaluated RELISTOR for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with chronic, non-cancer pain showed that significantly more patients treated with RELISTOR had laxation within four hours after the first dose compared with placebo.
The percentage of all active doses resulting in laxation within four hours was significantly greater than placebo for each of the RELISTOR treatment groups (30.
These results show that methylnaltrexone, when administered subcutaneously for up to three months, continued to induce laxation in advanced illness patients with OIC," commented Paul J.
Co-primary endpoints were laxation within four hours of the first dose and laxations occurring within four hours of at least two of the first four doses.
4% of patients experienced laxation within 4 hours of receiving the first dose of methylnaltrexone (0.
All patients had a life expectancy of less than six months, no laxation for 48 hours despite the use of laxatives and stool softeners, and stable opioid therapy.
Laxation within four hours, MNTX versus placebo (Primary efficacy endpoint: Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test; significance testing at the 0.
The new phase 3 trial is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study that will measure the ability of MNTX to induce laxation within four hours in patients with AMI and opioid-induced constipation.