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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Cathartic" 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 Cathartic
In medicine, a cathartic is a substance that accelerates defecation. This is in contrast to a laxative, which is a substance which eases defecation, usually by softening feces. - See link


Cathartic in Spanish is Catártica
En medicina, catártica es una sustancia que acelera la defecación. Esto es en contraste a laxante: sustancia que facilita defecar, usualmente por ablandar las heces.1 Es posible que una sustancia tenga ambos roles de laxante y de catártico. Hay agentes como semillas de Plantago ovata que incrementan el volumen de las heces.2 - See link


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