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Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces.

[Middle English diaria, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Greek diarroia, from diarrein, to flow through : dia-, dia- + rhein, to flow, run; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]

di′ar·rhe′al, di′ar·rhe′ic (-ĭk), di′ar·rhet′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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(Medicine) another term for diarrhoeal
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Adj.1.diarrhetic - of or relating to diarrhea
unconstipated, regular - not constipated
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The mouse bioassay for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning: A gross misuse of laboratory animals and of scientific methodology.
That voiceless appearance was soon followed by his performance as the verbally diarrhetic Lucky in Waiting for Godot.
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Historically, in Chile the main toxins have been found (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, PSP, Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning, DSP, and Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning, ASP) associated with HAB events.
The typical bowel preparation regimen includes drinking a large volume of diarrhetic solution such as polyethylene glycol or hyperosmotic solution such as sodium phosphate.
Coffee is a known diarrhetic, so it is not unexpected that its use shortened time to flatus and first bowel movement.
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These so-called analysts -- most of whom have rarely set foot abroad, speak one language (barely) and have probably not looked beyond the covers of two or three books in the past decade -- pontificate on television and write down their diarrhetic dribble on just about every subject under the sun, ranging from the mating habits of pandas to what the pope really wants and what the president of the U.S.
paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), neurotoxic shellfish poisoning, diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, amnesic shellfish poisoning, ciguatera fish poisoning, and azaspiracid shellfish poisoning.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the mussels, harvested at Roaring Water Bay in Co Cork, may contain harmful levels of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins.
In the second, which concerns genetic changes caused by trauma of the ocean passage from Africa to America during the slave trade, the case is made that individuals who were losing salt from sweat, diarrhetic stools, and vomit were more likely to survive if they already had an ability to conserve salt.