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1) laxative. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term laxative usually refers to a mild-acting substance; substances of increasingly drastic action are known as cathartics, purgatives, hydrogogues, and drastics,...

2) diarrhea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Diarrhea is a concomitant of many infectious diseases, especially typhoid fever, bacillary or amebic dysentery, and cholera. Persistent diarrhea may result in severe...

3) catgut. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The membrane is chemically treated, and slender strands are woven together into cords of great strength, which are used for stringing musical instruments such as...

4) stomach. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The stomach is present in virtually all vertebrate animals and in many invertebrates. In ruminants such as the cow, the stomach is divided into four separate chambers....

5) tuberculosis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The most common form of the disease is tuberculosis of the lungs (pulmonary consumption, or phthisis), but the intestines, bones and joints, the skin, and the genitourinary,...

6) hookworm. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Strongiloidae that live as parasites in humans and other mammals and attach themselves to the host's intestines by means of hooks. Hookworm infection in humans is...

7) lard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The highest grade, leaf lard, is from the fat around the kidneys; the next best is from the back, and the poorest from the small intestines. Lard is classed by method...

8) lymphatic system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The lymphatic system functions along with the circulatory system in absorbing nutrients from the small intestines. A large portion of digested fats are absorbed via...

9) trichinosis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The larvae are released, reach maturity, and mate in the intestines, the females producing live larvae. The parasites are then carried from the gastrointestinal tract...

10) cholera. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Asiatic cholera, acute infectious disease caused by strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The bacteria, which are found in fecal-contaminated food and water and...

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