Purgative


Human Body Section
Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry

The word purgative refers to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs or oils or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that stimulate evacuation of the bowels. Another term used to refer to the same property of therapeutic agents is laxative.

Examples of commonly used conventional medical laxatives include:

  • Castor oil
  • Bisacodyl
  • Senna



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