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Descriptor English: Laxatives
Descriptor Spanish: Laxativos
Descriptor Portuguese: Laxantes
Descriptor French: Laxatifs
Entry term(s): Bulk Laxative
Bulk Laxatives
Laxative
Laxative, Bulk
Laxatives, Bulk
Tree number(s): D27.505.954.483.620
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054368
Scope note: Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
Previous Indexing: Cathartics (1974-2007)
Public MeSH Note: 2008; see CATHARTICS 1963-2007
History Note: 2008; use CATHARTICS 1963-2007
Related: Dietary Fiber MeSH
DeCS ID: 52847
Unique ID: D054368
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 2007/07/09
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Laxatives - Preferred
Concept UI M0003656
Scope note Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.
Preferred term Laxatives
Entry term(s) Laxative
Bulk Laxatives - Narrower
Concept UI M0504394
Preferred term Bulk Laxatives
Entry term(s) Bulk Laxative
Laxative, Bulk
Laxatives, Bulk



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