from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In medicine, an excessive purging; action of the bowels excited by a violent cathartic.
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In hypercatharsis, of old persons, hiccup supervening is not
A convulsion, or hiccup, supervening upon hypercatharsis is bad.
Twenty grains of the powdered root would produce emesis, sometimes followed by hypercatharsis.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
If given largely in insensibility of the stomach, liable to produce violent hypercatharsis and inflammation of stomach and bowels.
General directions for collecting and drying medicinal substances of the vegetable kingdom : list and description of indigenous plants, etc., their medicinal properties, forms of administration, and doses,
Scammony, and other strong purges, are liable to produce hypercatharsis, if they are not nicely prepared, and accurately weighed, and are thence dangerous in common practice.