antidiarrheal

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antidiarrheal

[¦an·tē‚dī·ə¦rē·əl]
(pharmacology)
An agent, such as Kaopectate, that prevents or arrests diarrhea.
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Antibiotics and antidiarrheal agents like Imodium also may increase risk of HUS.
But it's important to keep your doctor informed, because antidiarrheal agents are prescribed for short-term use only.
Its leaves, bark, fruits, and seeds have long been used as invigorating, astringent, antisyphilitic, and antidiarrheal agents, and also against snake bites (Correa, 1926; Cruz, 1979; Suleiman et al.
Conservative therapy includes habit training (timed defecation), use of antidiarrheal agents if stool is too loose, and biofeedback.