- n. chiefly British alternative spelling of diarrhea.
- n. frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
“The _diarrhoea crapulosa_, or diarrhoea from indigestion, occurs when too great a quantity of food or liquid has been taken; which not being compleatly digested, stimulates the intestines like any other extraneous acrid material; and thus produces an increase of the secretions into them of mucus, pancreatic juice, and bile.”
“The animal has no strength to vomit, diarrhoea is marked while the fluid passed from the rectum is often almost wholly blood.”
“But that the water might be responsible for summer diarrhoea is shown by the following: 188 In the Division the unit was supplied with boiling water, which was allowed to cool in biscuit tins.”
“According to WHO the main health risk is diarrhoea, which is spread by flies which proliferate near sewage.”
“Dysentery may be simply defined as diarrhoea containing blood.”
“In addition to killing children directly, dysentery is a common cause of persistent diarrhoea, which is responsible for”
“Repeated infections can lead to increased malnutrition which in turn increases susceptibility to further infection; this may be referred to as the diarrhoea-malnutrition cycle.”
“Repeated infections can lead to increased malnutrition which in turn increases susceptibility to further infection; this may be referred to as the diarrhoea malnutrition cycle.”
“It begins in some cases with pain and some griping, the discharges rather consistent, having a bilious appearance, so that the patient supposes it to be an ordinary bilious diarrhoea, which is not dangerous, his fears being thus quieted.”
“Injections, and drinks composed of starch and opium, are the means most likely to succeed in the black diarrhoea, which is so frequent and so fatal, and which almost always precedes the fatal termination of all the diseases connected with jaundice.”
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