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cathartic

 [kah-thahr´tik]
1. causing emptying of the bowels.
2. an agent that so acts; called also evacuant and purgative.
3. producing emotional catharsis.
bulk cathartic one stimulating bowel evacuation by increasing fecal volume.
lubricant cathartic one that acts by softening the feces and reducing friction between them and the intestinal wall.
saline cathartic one that increases fluidity of intestinal contents by retention of water by osmotic forces, and indirectly increases motor activity.
stimulant cathartic one that directly increases motor activity of the intestinal tract.

pur·ga·tive

(pŭr'gă-tiv),
An agent used for purging the bowels.
See also: cathartic (2).
[L. purgativus, purging]

purgative

/pur·ga·tive/ (purg´it-iv) cathartic (1, 2).

purgative

(pûr′gə-tĭv)
adj.
Tending to cleanse or purge, especially causing evacuation of the bowels.
n.
A purgative agent or medicine; a cathartic.

purgative

[pur′gətiv]
Etymology: L, purgare, to purge
a strong medication usually administered by mouth to promote evacuation of the bowel or to produce several bowel movements.

laxative

Herbal medicine
A herb used to purge the bowels.

Examples
Cascara (Cascara sagrada), castor oil plant (Ricinus communis), flax seed (Linum usitatissimum), liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), olive oil (Olea europaea), psyllium (Plantago psyllium), rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) and senna (Cassia acutifolia).

pur·ga·tive

(pŭr'gă-tiv)
An agent used for purging the bowels.
See also: cathartic (2)
[L. purgativus, purging]

purgative

A strong laxative drug.

purgative,

n substance that promotes bowel loosening and movement,

pur·ga·tive

(pŭr'gă-tiv)
An agent used for purging the bowels.
[L. purgativus, purging]

purgative

1. a purge or cathartic (1); causing bowel evacuation.
2. a cathartic, particularly one stimulating peristaltic action. See also laxative.
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Evacuation of the distal colon with enemas immediately before purgative use in individuals undergoing preparation for colonoscopy significantly improved right colonic cleansing in this study, particularly in women.
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Filed New Drug Application (NDA) for next generation purgative product - INKP-102
Nasdaq: INKP) today announced that seven abstracts with data from clinical studies of the Company's next-generation purgative product, INKP-102, have been accepted for poster presentations at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), to be held from October 28 to November 2, 2005, at the Honolulu Convention Center.
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Based on the improved efficacy, safety and patient acceptance attributes, we believe that INKP-102, if approved by FDA, will be the best purgative on the market and should significantly expand InKine's share of the market for colon cleansing products," added Dr.
Current quarter EPS was achieved during the quarter where increased research and development resources were invested to accelerate the development of INKP-102, the Company's next generation purgative for which a new drug application (NDA) was recently submitted to the FDA.