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Definitions of DIARRHOEA
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
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By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
from 'through,' and 'I flow.' Enterorrhoea, Incontinentia alvi, Alvi profluvium seu fluxus aquosus, Ventris profluvium, Coeliorrhoea, Coeliolysis, Alvus cita, Cacatoria, Coprorrhoea, Catarrhus intestinalis, Alvi fluxus, Rheuma, Epiphora Alvi, Fluxus alvinus, Laxitas alvi, Defluxio, Lax, Looseness, Purging, Scouring, (Sc.) Scour, (Prov.) Ray, Scutter, Skitter, (F.) Diarrhee, Devoiement, Catarrhe intestinal, Flux de Ventre, Cours de Ventre, Courante. A disease characterized by frequent liquid alvine evacuations, and generally owing to inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane of the intestines. It is commonly caused by errors in regimen, the use of food noxious by its quality or quantity, &c., constituting the Diarrhoea stercoraria. D. Crapulosa of writers. It may be acute or chronic. Many varieties have been made by some nosologists -e. g. mucous, -Diarrhoea mucosa, Blennochesia, Blennochezia, Mycodiarrhoea; bilious, -Ileo-cholosis, Diarrhoea biliosa; serous, -Hydrochezia, Hydrodiarrhoea, Orrhochezia dependent upon the matters evacuated. Diarrhoea requires different treatment, according to its nature. If caused, as it often is, by improper matters in the intestinal canal, these must be evacuated; and the astringent plan of treatment must not be adopted, unless the discharges seem kept up by irritability of the intestines, or unless they are colliquative. The indiscriminate use of astringents is to be deprecated. A very fatal diarrhoea prevails amongst the native inhabitants of India, to which Mr. Tytler has given the name Diarrhoea hectica, because, like hectic fever, it seems to obtain habitual possession of the constitution, to operate upon it with scarcely any perceptible intermission, and, in general, to defy the most powerful remedies.
By Robley Dunglison