"Laxatives" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Laxatives" by people in Profiles.
MacDuff S, Sun J, Bell DE, Lentz CW, Kahn SA. Accidental Burn by Intentional Laxative Use. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Aug; 32(8):541-3.
Franklin LE, Spain MP, Edlund BJ. Pharmacological management of chronic constipation in older adults. J Gerontol Nurs. 2012 Apr; 38(4):9-15.
Reba-Harrelson L, Von Holle A, Hamer RM, Swann R, Reyes ML, Bulik CM. Patterns and prevalence of disordered eating and weight control behaviors in women ages 25-45. Eat Weight Disord. 2009 Dec; 14(4):e190-8.