Pharm ch 51 & 52

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  1. antidiarrheal dugs
    drugs that counter or combat diarrhea
  2. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    a recurring condition of the intestinal tract characterized by bloating, flatulence, and often periods of diarrhea that alternate with periods of constipation
  3. laxatives
    drugs that promote bowel evacuation, such as by increasing the bulk of the feces, softening the stool, or lubricating the intestinal wall
  4. antiemetic drugs
    drugs given to relieve nausea and vomiting
  5. chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ)
    area of the brain that is involved in the sensation of nausea and action of vomiting
  6. emesis
    the forcible emptying or expulsion of gastric acid and occasionally, intestinal contents through the mouth
  7. nausea
    sensation often leading to the urge to vomit
  8. vomiting center
    the area of the brain that is involved in stimulating the physiologic events that lead to nausea and vomiting
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Pharm ch 51 & 52
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