osmotic diarrhea


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Related to osmotic diarrhea: osmotic pressure, Osmotic diuresis

osmotic diarrhea

[äz‚mäd·ik ‚dī·ə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
Diarrhea resulting from a rise in the osmotic pressure of fecal contents, diminishing the absorption of water by the intestine, it abates with fasting.