A new look at laxative action

H. J. Binder, M. Donowitz

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Abstract

'Another use that has been assigned to the bile is, that it exerts a stimulating action on the intestinal walls, and thus acts as a natural purgative; and in support of this view, it may be mentioned that jaundice (in which bile does not flow into the intestine) is often accompanied by extreme constipation, and that purified ox gall, taken in the form of pill or enema, produces an undoubted purgative action.'

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1001-1005
Number of pages5
JournalGastroenterology
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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