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aperient

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a mild laxative
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In Pakistan this genus is represented by 20 species which possess galactagogue, soporific, diuretic, wound healing, antipyretic and aperients properties [2-4].
Just over half of the patients audited (53%) had 'normal' bowel function, 32% of patients had not had a normal bowel action in the previous three days, while 15% had experienced diarrhoea with or without aperients.
Aperients were given in various forms and quantities and at different stages of the patient's admission.