antidiarrheal


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antidiarrheal

 [an″te-, an″ti-di″ah-re´al]
1. counteracting diarrhea.
2. an agent that so acts.

an·ti·di·ar·rhe·al

, antidiarrhetic (an'tē-dī-ă-re'ăl, -dī-ă-ret'ik),
1. Having the property of opposing or correcting diarrhea.
2. An agent having such action (for example, loperamide).

antidiarrheal

(ăn′tē-dī′ə-rē′əl, ăn′tī-)
n.
A substance used to prevent or treat diarrhea.
adj.
Treating or preventing diarrhea.

an·ti·di·ar·rhe·al

, antidiarrhetic (an'tē-dī-ă-rē'ăl, -ret'ik)
Counteracting diarrhea.
Synonym(s): antidiarrhoeal.

an·ti·di·ar·rhe·al

, antidiarrhetic (an'tē-dī-ă-rē'ăl, an'tē-dī'ă-ret'ik)
1. Having the property of opposing or correcting diarrhea.
2. An agent having such action (e.g., loperamide).
Synonym(s): antidiarrhoeal.
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Souli et al., "Antidiarrheal and antioxidant activities of chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) decoction extract in rats," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
The study of antidiarrheal effect was carried out by using white albino mice, with body weight of 34 to 37 grams.
Mice were placed in separate boxes with clean paper for antidiarrheal activity evaluation.
Biological screening of traditional preparations from medicinal plants used as antidiarrheal in Kinshasa, Congo.
Exploration of the influence of nonantimicrobial antidiarrheal agents with only antisecretory effect, such as racecadotril, as monotherapy and in combination with AMDs would also be beneficial.
Exclusion criteria were pregnancy or breastfeeding, unwillingness to stop antidiarrheal medication, prior abdominal surgery other than appendectomy or cholecystectomy, or being in another trial.
Scientifically it has been reported to possess many pharmacological activity including antidiabetic, cardioprotective, antidiarrheal and antibacterial properties [19, 3, 1].
A wide variety of medicinal properties are attributed to this plant, including anti-inflammatory (MOREIRA et al., 2011; ORLANDI et al., 2011), anti-ulcer (SANNOMIYA et al., 2007; SANTOS et al., 2012), gastroprotective (SANTOS et al., 2009, 2012), healing (SANTOS et al., 2009), duodenal antimicrobial and antidiarrheal effects (SANTOS et al., 2012).
If vomiting is severe, medications can reduce it, but experts advise against taking an antidiarrheal drug such as Lomotil or Imodium, which can prolong the infection.
Prior treatments that had failed in these patients included a gluten-free diet, systemic steroids or budesonide, antidiarrheal agents, pancreatic enzymes, bile acid sequestrants, metronidazole, azathioprine, and octreotide.
This study involved evaluation of the antidiarrheal activity of the ethanolic fruit extract of Psidium guajava in castor oil induced diarrhea in albino rats using loperamide as positive control, determined its acute toxicity in mice and its phytochemical composition.