• WordNet 3.6
    • n diarrhea frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The world's deadliest mushroom is the Amanita phalloides, the death cap. The five different poisons contained by the mushroom cause diarrhea and vomiting within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion. This is followed by damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system and, in the majority of cases, coma and death.
    • n diarrhea A morbidly frequent evacuation of the bowels, generally arising from inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane of the intestines, and commonly caused by errors in regimen, as the use of food hurtful from its quantity or quality; intestinal catarrh.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Diarrhea a persistent purging or looseness of the bowels
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. diarroiadia, through, and rhein, to flow.


In literature:

He put on a world class demonstration of constipation of the brain and diarrhea of the mouth.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
I did sell herbs for diarrhea and piles and 'what ails you.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
No effect except causing diarrhea.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
It is this habit that has made the words "constipation," "indigestion," "diarrhea," etc., familiar and household subjects of complaint.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Violent vomiting and diarrhea and inflammation of the stomach and bowels are caused by it.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
It spread fearfully, and was accompanied by sore throat and diarrhea.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Sometimes there is alternating constipation and diarrhea.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I was now brought very low by the chronic diarrhea; I could hardly get up, and still no help appeared in my case.
"A History of the Army Experience of William A. Canfield" by William A. Canfield
Ray (convalescent); E. R. Hungerford (chronic diarrhea); Jenk.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
This is particularly true in the case of hemorrhage, vomiting, and diarrhea.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit

In news:

One candidate is designed to treat diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS -d) and the other for complicated skin and skin structure and respiratory infections.
Diarrhea that often comes along with antibiotic treatment, a new review of past studies suggests.
A 6-year-old kindergarten student in Missouri was forced to wrap a trash bag around herself and sit in her own diarrhea, Ozarks-based television station KY3-TV reports.
Missouri kindergartner forced to sit in her diarrhea.
Macaroon cookies that help stem some readers' diarrhea.
Neonatal diarrhea has many causes.
Supplemental zinc oxide (ZnO) is often used to control diarrhea and promote growth in postweaning pigs.
Salix Dragon's Blood Drug for Diarrhea Delayed by FDA.
Baby pig diarrhea continues to be a big production headache in many operations.
Shigella is a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea (often bloody), fever and stomach cramps.
Those who are infected often exhibit fever, stomach cramps and diarrhea within 24 to 48 hours of exposure.
The lack of adequate food leads to skin and blood infections and diarrhea.
Three causes of suckling pig diarrhea take a financial toll on producers' bottom line.
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes the illness, salmonellosis , which can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.
Illness typically lasts four to seven days and most people will recover without treatment, however some may need to be hospitalized for severe diarrhea.

In science:

However, among the hypotheses with small pvalues, the researcher notices three hypotheses concerned with problems of the gastrointestinal tract: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and stomatitis.
Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research
Even though HAART has been highly effective in treating HIV/AIDS, it leads to numerous side-effects from hepatitis, liver failure, cardiovascular malfunction, pancreas damage to nausea, diarrhea and depression .
Free Final-Time Optimal Control for HIV Viral Dynamics