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Laxatives : a practical guide

Author: Francesco Capasso; Timothy S Gaginella
Publisher: Milano ; New York : Springer, ©1997.
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This volume, written by renowned specialists in the field, is a complete compendium of practical information on laxatives. It covers all aspects of their clinical uses, supported by a comprehensive overview of gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology related to constipation. Mechanisms of action of all major classes of laxatives are reviewed in detail. The text is extensively illustrated with examples of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Capasso, Francesco.
Laxatives.
Milano ; New York : Springer, ©1997
(DLC) 97003681
(OCoLC)36308170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Capasso; Timothy S Gaginella
ISBN: 9788847022270 8847022274
OCLC Number: 645867755
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (85 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1 Introduction --
2 Constipation: the Rationale for Laxative Use --
3 Role of Ion Transport in Laxative Action --
4 Intestinal Motility and Laxative Action --
5 Laxatives of Botanical Origin --
6 Natural Laxatives of Mineral Origin --
7 Synthetic Laxatives --
8 Laxative Abuse --
9 Methods Used to Study Laxative Drugs --
10 Conclusions --
11 References.
Responsibility: Francesco Capasso, Timothy S. Gaginella.

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Constipation is a common disorder that is often defined differently by patients and physicians. It is essential that pharmacists, physicians and other health care practitioners counsel patients on  Read more...

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