- an intestinal disorder characterized by abnormal frequency and fluidity of fecal evacuations.
Origin of diarrhea
Examples from the Web for diarrhea
Within six days, however, the infant was admitted to a pediatric hospital with diarrhea, bluish skin, and respiratory failure.Are Water Births Toxic to Babies?
December 12, 2014
For children on the brink of severe malnutrition, diarrhea can be the trigger that pushes them over the edge.‘There was no food, no more water lilies’
October 31, 2014
With less than a dozen toilets in the entire community, poor sanitation fuels high rates of malaria and lethal cases of diarrhea.Meet the Liberian Girls Beating Ebola
October 29, 2014
If you continue to have diarrhea or explosive gas, you do need to see your practitioner.Could Eating Charcoal Help You Detox?
September 20, 2014
But we are not talking about treating children with diarrhea here.You Probably Shouldn’t Try to Lose 20 Pounds by Eating Clay
June 24, 2014
There are usually just two reasons for diarrhea—uncleanliness and bad milk.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
Daily evacuations will not empty this cavity, nor will cathartics or diarrhea.Intestinal Ills
Alcinous Burton Jamison
After this the astringents spoken of for diarrhea may be given.
In from 36 to 40 hours the constipation is followed by diarrhea.
Summer diarrhea of children is also transmitted in this way.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
Word Origin and History for diarrhea
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.
- Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces.
- Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually a symptom of a gastrointestinal disorder. Severe, prolonged diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
The frequent passage of abnormally watery feces, which is a sign of illness.