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aperient

 [ah-pe´re-ent]
1. mildly cathartic.
2. a substance that is mildly cathartic.

aperient

(ə-pîr′ē-ənt)
adj.
Gently stimulating evacuation of the bowels; laxative.
n.
A mild laxative.

a·pe′ri·ent n.

aperient

[əpir′ē·ənt]
Etymology: L, aperire, to open
a mild laxative.

lax·a·tive

(lak'să-tiv)
Any oral agent that promotes the expulsion of feces, including harsh stimulant laxatives (e.g., senna, bisacodyl), saline laxatives (e.g., magnesium citrate), stool softeners (e.g., docusate sodium), bulking laxatives (e.g., psyllium, methylcellulose), and lubricants (e.g., mineral oil).
Synonym(s): aperient.
[L. laxativus, fr. laxo, pp. -atus, to slacken, relax]

aperient

A laxative or mild purgative.

aperient,

n a substance with the ability to purge the digestive system of a given agent.

aperient

1. mildly cathartic.
2. a gentle purgative.
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Efficiency of aperient recovery is defined as amount of absorbed nutritional element per unit of consumed nutritional element, it state as percentage and can be calculated from below equation:
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His bowels are managed with aperients, and include a regimen of 150 mL of pear juice daily, with additional pear juice of 150 and 100 mL on four and three days of the week.
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