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roughage

 [ruf´ij]
coarse, largely indigestible material, such as bran, cereals, fruit, and vegetable fibers, that acts as an irritant to stimulate intestinal evacuation.

rough·age

(rŭf'ăj),
Anything in the diet (for example, bran) that may act as a bulk stimulant of intestinal peristalsis.

roughage

(rŭf′ĭj)
n.
See fiber.

roughage

Nutrition
A general term for indigestible complex carbohydrates—bran and cellulose—of plant origin that form the bulk of the stool. Roughage absorbs water, is laxative, and binds bile acids and metabolites; increased dietary roughage is linked to a decreased incidence of diverticulosis and colorectal cancer, and reduced serum cholesterol.

roughage

Nutrition Indigestible complex carbohydrates–eg, bran and cellulose of plant origin that form the bulk of stools; roughage absorbs water, acting as a laxative, sequesters bile acids and degradation products; ↑ dietary roughage is linked to ↓ risk of diverticulosis, colorectal CA, ↓ cholesterol. See Bran. Cf Slops.

rough·age

(rŭf'ăj)
Anything in the diet (e.g., bran) that may act as a bulk stimulant of intestinal peristalsis.

roughage

Dietary fibre, consisting of polysaccharides such as celluloses, pectins and gums for which no digestive enzymes are present in the intestinal canal. Roughage is effective in treating CONSTIPATION, DIVERTICULITIS and the IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, and may reduce the probability of developing cancer of the colon.

roughage

  1. the less-useful part or refuse of a crop.
  2. any indigestible material eaten in food to stimulate the actions of the intestines and prevent constipation.

rough·age

(rŭf'ăj)
Anything in the diet that may stimulate intestinal peristalsis.
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