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diarrhea Explained

diarrhea at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


diarrhea at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1398, from O.Fr. diarrie, from L. diarrhoea, from Gk. diarrhoia "diarrhea" (coined by Hippocrates), lit. "a flowing through," from diarrhein "to flow through," from dia- "through" + rhein "to flow." Respelled 16c. from diarria on Latin model. ///

diarrhea at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Abnormally fast passage of waste material through the large intestine, resulting in frequent defecation with loose feces and sometimes cramps. Causes range widely and can include cholera, dysentery, highly seasoned foods or high alcohol intake, poisons (incl. food poisoning), drug side effects, Graves' disease, and psychoneurosis. Mild cases of diarrhea are treated with bismuth subsalicylate (trade name Pepto-Bismol); extreme cases are treated with fluid and electrolyte replacement while the underlying disease passes. Traveler's diarrhea affects up to half of people who travel to developing countries. Its prevention includes taking bismuth subsalicylate tablets, drinking only bottled or canned beverages, and eating only peeled fruits, canned products, and restaurant food that is piping hot. Severe cases require antibiotics. In cases of severe malnutrition, diarrhea is potentially lethal, and it is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths annually in underdeveloped countries.

diarrhea at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "diarrhea":
BM, abscess, ague, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, asphyxiation,
asthma, ataxia, atrophy, backache, bleeding, blennorhea,
bloody flux, bowel movement, cachexia, cachexy, cardialgia,
catharsis, chill, chills, cholera morbus, colic, constipation,
convulsion, costiveness, coughing, crap, cyanosis, defecation,
dejection, dizziness, dropsy, dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema,
emaciation, evacuation, fainting, fatigue, fever, fibrillation,
flux, gripe, gripes, growth, heartburn, hemorrhage,
high blood pressure, hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, icterus,
indigestion, inflammation, insomnia, irregularity, itching,
jaundice, labored breathing, lientery, loose bowels,
low blood pressure, lumbago, marasmus, movement, nasal discharge,
nausea, necrosis, obstipation, pain, paralysis, pruritus,
purgation, purge, pyrosis, rash, rheum, runs, sclerosis, seizure,
shit, shits, shock, skin eruption, sneezing, sore, spasm, stool,
tabes, tachycardia, trots, tumor, turistas, upset stomach, vertigo,
voidance, vomiting, wasting

Diarrhea at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Diarrhea \Di`ar*rhe"a\, Diarrhoea \Di`ar*rh[oe]"a\, n. [L.
diarrhoea, Gr. ?, fr. ? to flow through; ? + ? to flow; akin
to E. stream. See {Stream}.] (Med.)
A morbidly frequent and profuse discharge of loose or fluid
evacuations from the intestines, without tenesmus; a purging
or looseness of the bowels; a flux.

diarrhea at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of
infection or food poisoning or colitis or a
gastrointestinal tumor [syn: {diarrhoea}, {looseness of
the bowels}]

diarrhea at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* diarrhoea Inter: qualifier » British
  • diarrhœa


    From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » διάρροια|sc=polytonic||through-flowing|lang=grc|tr=, from Inter: term » διά|sc=polytonic||tr=dia|through|lang=grc + Inter: term » ῥέω||tr=rheō|sc=polytonic|flow|lang=grc.


    * Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˌdaɪ.əˈɹiː.ə/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-diarrhea.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • Inter: chiefly » North America A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movements.
    1. The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.


      * Inter: sense » medical condition the runs, the shits, the squirts Inter: qualifier » US, the trots, the squits Inter: qualifier » both UK, the skitters Inter: qualifier » Scottish Inter: qualifier » all slang

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    * Montezuma's revenge Inter: qualifier » informal
  • Pharao's revenge Inter: qualifier » informal

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » en|galactorrhea/Inter: l » en|galactorrhoea
  • Inter: l » en|gonorrhea/Inter: l » en|gonorrhoea
  • Inter: l » en|logorrhea/Inter: l » en|logorrhoea
  • Inter: l » en|pyorrhea/Inter: l » en|pyorrhoea
  • Inter: l » en|rheology


    Inter: trans-top » medical condition
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|إسهال|m|tr='is-haal|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|լուծ|tr=luç|sc=Armn
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|ishal, Inter: t- » az|diarreya
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|диария|f|tr=diarija|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|腹瀉|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|腹泻|tr=fùxiè|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|下痢|tr=xiàlì|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t » cmn|拉肚子|tr=lā dùzi|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|průjem|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|diare|c, Inter: t- » da|diaré|c, Inter: t- » da|diarre|c, Inter: t- » da|diarré|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|diarree
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|lívsýki|n, Inter: t- » fo|búklop|n, Inter: t- » fo|skitja|f, Inter: t- » fo|skærpusótt|f, Inter: t- » fo|myrra|f, Inter: t- » fo|gorlop|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ripuli
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|diarrhée|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|დიარეა|tr=diarea|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Durchfall|m, Inter: t+ » de|Diarrhoe|f or Inter: t+ » de|Diarrhö|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|διάρροια|tr=diárroia|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ευκοιλιότητα|f|tr=efkoiliótita|sc=Grek
  • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|दस्त|tr=dast|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|hasmenés
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|niðurgangur|m, Inter: qualifier » informal Inter: t- » is|drulla|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|diarrea|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|下痢|tr=げり, geri
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|diarrhée|f
  • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|тышқақ|tr=tışqaq|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|설사|tr=seolsa|sc=Hang
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|زگ چوون|tr=zig çun|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|alvi profluvium|alt=alvī prōfluvium
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|пролив|m|tr=próliv|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|cirit birit
    • Marathi: Inter: t+ » mr|अतिसार|m|tr=atisaar|sc=Deva
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|diaré|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|اسهال|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|biegunka|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|diarreia|f
    • Inter: trreq » Romanian
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|понос|m|tr=ponós|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|диарея|f|tr=diaréja|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cac-shiubhal|m, Inter: t- » gd|a' bhuineach|f, Inter: t- » gd|spùt|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|дијареја|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|пролив|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|прољев|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|dijareja|f, Inter: t- » sh|proliv|m, Inter: t- » sh|proljev|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|hnačka|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|diarrea|f, Inter: t+ » es|colitis
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|harisha
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|diarré
    • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|வயிற்றுப்போக்கு|tr=vayiṟṟuppōkku|sc=Taml, Inter: t+ » ta|பேதி|tr=pēti|sc=Taml
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|ishal
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|dolur rhydd|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * constipation
    Category: Category:en:Feces -
    Translation: cs » diarrhea
    Translation: et » diarrhea
    Translation: el » diarrhea
    Translation: es » diarrhea
    Translation: fr » diarrhea
    Translation: ko » diarrhea
    Translation: io » diarrhea
    Translation: it » diarrhea
    Translation: hu » diarrhea
    Translation: mg » diarrhea
    Translation: my » diarrhea
    Translation: ja » diarrhea
    Translation: pl » diarrhea
    Translation: ru » diarrhea
    Translation: ta » diarrhea
    Translation: vi » diarrhea
    Translation: zh » diarrhea