travelers' diarrhea


noun

persistent and often severe diarrhea experienced by a traveler whose digestive system is unaccustomed to the bacteria in local food and water.

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Medical definitions for travelers' diarrhea

travelers' diarrhea

n.

Diarrhea and abdominal cramps occurring among travelers to regions where sanitation is poor, commonly caused by a toxin-producing strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli.
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