TITLE

purge

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1822
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "purge" is presented. It refers to a drug used to evacuate the bowels by means of a cathartic. It is a drug that causes evacuation of the bowels. It also removes malignant or other pathologic cells from bone marrow.
ACCESSION #
21242954

 

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