Pharm ch 51 & 52
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drugs that counter or combat diarrhea
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
drugs that promote bowel evacuation, such as by increasing the bulk of the feces, softening the stool, or lubricating the intestinal wall
drugs given to relieve nausea and vomiting
chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ)
area of the brain that is involved in the sensation of nausea and action of vomiting
the forcible emptying or expulsion of gastric acid and occasionally, intestinal contents through the mouth
sensation often leading to the urge to vomit
the area of the brain that is involved in stimulating the physiologic events that lead to nausea and vomiting
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