Origin of diarrhea
Word Origin and History for antidiarrheal
late 14c., from Old French diarrie, from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Greek diarrhoia "diarrhea" (coined by Hippocrates), literally "a flowing through," from diarrhein "to flow through," from dia- "through" (see dia-) + rhein "to flow" (see rheum). Respelled 16c. from diarria on Latin model.
Medicine definitions for antidiarrheal (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for antidiarrheal (2 of 2)
Science definitions for antidiarrheal
Culture definitions for antidiarrheal
The frequent passage of abnormally watery feces, which is a sign of illness.