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Laxatives MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Laxatives
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.954.483.620
Unique ID
D054368
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054368
Scope Note
Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.
Entry Term(s)
Bulk Laxative
Bulk Laxatives
Laxative
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QV 75
Previous Indexing
Cathartics (1974-2007)
See Also
Dietary Fiber
Public MeSH Note
2008; see CATHARTICS 1963-2007
History Note
2008; use CATHARTICS 1963-2007
Date Established
2008/01/01
Date of Entry
2007/07/09
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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