During a fast all of the eliminative functions of the body are exceedingly active.
Cathartics should be administered, and eliminative measures instituted such as the hot-blanket pack.
Thus the tendency of the eliminative faculty is step by step upwards, until the superfluities reach the mouth.
What we have to ascertain is, that the principle of selective secretion is generally applicable to eliminative remedies.
To interfere with the eliminative function of the skin by absolutely clogging the pores for a period of several hours means death.
It should however be observed, that they are the most powerful and the most useful of all eliminative medicines.
Air baths are likewise valuable as a means of promoting activity in the eliminative function of the skin.
And it acts upon the glands as an eliminative; being a Diaphoretic and an Expectorant.
Any material which is naturally eliminated would act as an eliminative medicine.
I will simply relate a case illustrative of the eliminative effects of galvanic baths.
1560s, from Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare "thrust out of doors, expel," from ex limine "off the threshold," from ex "off, out" (see ex-) + limine, ablative of limen "threshold" (see limit (n.)).
Used literally at first; sense of "exclude" first attested 1714; sense of "expel waste from the body" is c.1795. Related: Eliminated; eliminating; eliminative; eliminatory.