n.1.That which is excreted; excretion.
2.(Med.) A cathartic; a purgative.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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After obtaining informed consent, the villagers were treated with a single oral dose of praziquantel, 40 mg/kg (Shinpoong Pharmaceutical Co., Seoul, South Korea), and given a purgament (solution containing 30-40 g MgS[O.sub.4]).