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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Purgative" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Purgative
Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are substances that loosen stools and increase bowel movements. They are used to treat and prevent constipation. Laxatives vary based on how they work and the side effects they have. Certain stimulant, lubricant and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the colon for rectal and bowel examinations, and may be supplemented by enemas under certain circumstances. Sufficiently high doses of laxatives may cause diarrhea. - See link


Purgative in Spanish is Laxante
Un laxante es una preparación usada para provocar la defecación o la eliminación de heces. Los laxantes son mayormente consumidos para tratar el estreñimiento. Ciertos laxantes estimulantes, lubricantes, y salinos son usados para evacuar el colon para examinaciones rectales e intestinales. Son a veces suplementados por enemas. - See link


More information about Purgative in other websites
Definition of Purgative in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Purgative in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Purgative - See link.
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