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Hematology The elimination of BM of a Pt with a malignant or nonmalignant lesion requiring hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; purging may be effected with cytotoxic chemotherapeutics, radiation, or by experimental immunologic methods Psychiatry To eliminate by self-induced vomiting, a high volume of food eaten by a Pt with binge eating disorder. See Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Eating disorder, Pharmacologic purging.


The use of vomiting, diuretics, or laxatives to clear the stomach and intestines after a binge.
Mentioned in: Anorexia Nervosa

purging (purj´ing),

n an effort to rid the body of food by vomiting or taking laxatives or diuretics.


pertaining to purge.

purging ball
a bolus given periodically to horses by owners and trainers in the belief that a good clean-out is good for a horse, especially if it is racing poorly. Usually contains aloes; 7 to 14 g (2 to 4 drachms) is the usual dose. Anthraquinone purgatives are more reliable in their action but the procedure is basically empirical and is not recommended by veterinarians. Called also physic ball.
purging buckthorn
purging flax
purging nut
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