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senna

 [sen´ah]
the dried leaflets of Cassia acutiflora; used in a syrup, fluid extract, or compound powder as a cathartic.

sen·na

(sen'ă),
The dried leaflets or legumes of Cassia acutifolia (Alexandrine senna) and C. angustifolia (Tinnevelly or Indian senna); a laxative.
[Ar. senā]

senna

/sen·na/ (sen´ah) the dried leaflets of Cassia acutifolia or C. angustifolia; used chiefly as a cathartic.

senna

(sĕn′ə)
n.
1. Any of various plants in the pea family, chiefly of the genera Senna and Chamaecrista, having pinnately compound leaves and showy, nearly regular, usually yellow flowers, used as ornamentals and for medicinal purposes.
2. A preparation of the dried leaves of Senna alexandrina, used as a laxative.

senna

an herbal product taken from several Cassia species found across the world.
use It is used as a laxative.
contraindications It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children less than 12 years of age (unless prescribed by physician), or in those with known hypersensitivity to this product. Senna is also prohibited in those with intestinal obstruction, ulcerative colitis, GI bleeding, appendicitis, acute surgical abdomen, nausea, vomiting, or congestive heart failure.

senna

Herbal medicine
A shrub native to northern and eastern Africa, which contains emodin and anthraquinone glycosides (sennosides A and B); it is primarily used as a laxative.
 
Toxicity
In excess, senna may evoke nausea, vomiting and colic; it should not be used in pregnancy or in those who are nursing, or who have colitis, haemorrhoids or ulcers. Overuse may be associated with so-called lazy bowel syndrome.

senna

A stimulant laxative drug used to treat constipation. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Senokot.

senna (seˑ·n),

n Latin name:
Senna alexandrina, Cassia spp.; part used: leaves; uses: presurgery laxative, acute constipation; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, intestinal obstruction, ulcerative colitis, nausea, vomiting, congestive heart failure; do not use longer than 7 to 14 days without consulting a doctor; cardiac glycosides, other laxatives. Also called
Alexandrian senna, black draught, Dr. Calwell dosalax, Fletcher's Castoria, Gentlax, Khartoum senna, or
tinnevelly senna.

Senna

plant genus in the legume family Caesalpiniaceae; contain anthraquinone glycosides which cause diarrhea; an unidentified toxin causes muscle necrosis. Includes S. floribunda, S. obtusifolia, S. occidentale, S. roemeriana. All also called Cassia spp., e.g. C. floribunda.

senna

the dried leaflets of Cassia acutiflora; used in a syrup, fluid extract or compound powder as a cathartic.

senna bean
see cassiaoccidentalis.
coffee senna
see cassiaoccidentalis.
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