Definition of antidiarrhoeal in English:

antidiarrhoeal

adjective

  • (of a drug) used to alleviate diarrhoea.

    • ‘Diarrhoea and vomiting are common and usually managed using oral antiemetics, rehydration solutions, and antidiarrhoeal agents.’
    • ‘The therapeutic armamentarium available to accomplish these purposes includes antibiotics, antidiarrhoeal agents, antimotility agents, and other treatments including hydration to treat symptoms.’
    • ‘Once other causes have been excluded, symptomatic treatment can include antipyretics, antidiarrhoeal agents and if all else fails, steroids.’
    • ‘Effective antidiarrhoeal drugs such as loperamide and diphenoxylate can be used when necessary.’
    • ‘The only common consequence of removing the gall bladder is an increase in stool frequency, which is clinically important in less than 5% of patients and responds well to standard antidiarrhoeal drugs when necessary.’

noun

  • An antidiarrhoeal drug.

    • ‘At the hospital we currently have good stocks of vitamins, antidiarrhoeals, haematinics, and antifungals.’
    • ‘It is commonly used as an antidiarrheal.’
    • ‘Clioquinol, an antidiarrheal, passed tests in rats, cats, dogs and rabbits.’
    • ‘Occasionally, antidiarrhoeals such as codeine phosphate or loperamide may be required.’
    • ‘Standard treatments for lower bowel symptoms include dietary fibre, laxatives, antispasmodic agents, and antidiarrhoeals.’

Pronunciation

antidiarrhoeal