Definition of antidiarrheal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌantēˌdīəˈrēəl/ /ˌantī-/


(Of a drug) used to alleviate diarrhea.
Example sentences
  • On the other hand, if you have diarrhea, your doctor may recommend anti-diarrheal medications
  • Use anti-diarrheal medications and laxatives with caution.
  • They have antioxidant properties, antidiarrheal effects, and are toxic to a wide range of microbial organisms including parasites and some common viruses.


An antidiarrheal drug.
Example sentences
  • This result was attributed to the Aegle marmelos, a commonly known antidiarrheal in India, although the two botanicals were not given separately, so individual effects cannot be confirmed.
  • Additional therapy can consist of dietary restriction, anti-emetics (anti-vomiting), anti-diarrheals, and broad spectrum antibiotics to prevent secondary infections.
  • Anti-diarrheals help to alleviate the pain and cramping caused by diarrhea.

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Syllabification: an·ti·di·ar·rhe·al

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