diarrhoea


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di·ar·rhoe·a

 (dī′ə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of diarrhea.
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diarrhoea

(ˌdaɪəˈrɪə) or

diarrhea

n
(Medicine) frequent and copious discharge of abnormally liquid faeces
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek diarrhoia, from diarrhein to flow through, from dia- + rhein to flow]
ˌdiarˈrhoeal, ˌdiarˈrhoeic ˌdiarˈrheal, ˌdiarˈrheic adj
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diarrhoea - frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
dysentery - an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
the trots - obscene terms for diarrhea
Montezuma's revenge - diarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America
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diarrhoea

U.S. diarrhea
noun the runs, the trots (informal), dysentery, looseness, the skits (informal), Montezuma's revenge (informal), gippy tummy, holiday tummy, Spanish tummy, the skitters (informal) One of the chief causes of death from diarrhoea is dehydration.
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Translations
إِسْهَالإسْهال
průjem
diaré
ripuli
proljev
hasmenés
niîurgangur
下痢
설사
viduriavimas
caureja
hnačka
diarré
อาการท้องร่วง
bệnh tiêu chảy

diarrhoea

diarrhea (US) [ˌdaɪəˈriːə] Ndiarrea f
see also verbal
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diarrhoea

[ˌdaɪəˈriːə] (British) diarrhea (US) ndiarrhée f
to have diarrhoea → avoir la diarrhée
I've got diarrhoea → J'ai la diarrhée.
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diarrhoea

, (US) diarrhea
nDurchfall m, → Diarrhö(e) f; verbal diarrhoeageistiger Dünnschiss (sl); the speaker had verbal diarrhoeader Redner hatte geistigen Dünnschiss (sl)
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diarrhoea

diarrhea (Am) [ˌdaɪəˈriːə] ndiarrea
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diarrhoea

(daiəˈriə) (American) diarrhea noun
too much liquid in and too frequent emptying of the bowels. He has diarrhoea.
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diarrhoea

إِسْهَال průjem diaré Durchfall διάρροια diarrea ripuli diarrhée proljev diarrea 下痢 설사 diarree diaré biegunka diarreia понос diarré อาการท้องร่วง ishal bệnh tiêu chảy 腹泻
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KARACHI -- More than 3,000 cases of gastroenteritis and diarrhoea have been reported in the last 10 days in various public hospitals of the city.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has made a landmark decision of including a new co-packaged Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) and zinc sulphate in its Model List of Essential Medicines for Children.This will reinforce the lifesaving benefits of ORS and zinc together for paediatric diarrhoea management and achieving alignment with the long-standing recommendation for the use of both therapies as frontline practice.
Effects of water quality, sanitation, handwashing, and nutritional interventions on diarrhoea and child growth in rural Bangladesh: a cluster randomised controlled trial.
Each episode of diarrhea can cause weight loss and growth faltering, he said, adding, moreover, if diarrhea occurs frequently, there may be too little time to "catch up" on growth between episodes, the result being a flattening of the normal growth Children with severe undernutrition and diarrhoea must be fed very carefully; once rehydration is complete, nutritional rehabilitation should take place, preferably at a treatment center with expertise in this area.
With a heat wave sweeping all over the country, there are reports of increasing number of diarrhoea patients in the capital and elsewhere.
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Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death among children under five globally (Nearly one in five children's - about 1.5 million each year)
Health practitioners in the Mahalapye Sub-district appreciate the support stakeholders rendered them in combating diarrhoea.
KARACHI -- A senior official in the Sindh health ministry on Tuesday said Pakistan ranked amongst the top seven countries with the highest number of diarrhoea cases and the increasing number of deaths associated with it.
Diarrhoea is a condition in which the sufferer has frequent watery, loose bowel movements.