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a mild laxative
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This stage involved looking at how long after admission aperients were given, which aperients were given and how long after admission patients' were bowels opened.
His bowels are managed with aperients, and include a regimen of 150 mL of pear juice daily, with additional pear juice of 150 and 100 mL on four and three days of the week.
At The Siege of Thebes, prologue 117-18, for example, we are offered much-needed relief from Lydgate's excruciating, lumbering efforts at Chaucerian bawdy: `Annys, comyn or coriandre sede', we learn, `are all aperients, recommended for the relief of flatulence.