relax bowels


relax bowels
loosen the bowels, slacken the bowel muscles

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Relax — Re*lax (r? l?ks ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Relaxed} ( l?kst ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Relaxing}.] [L. relaxare; pref. re re + laxare to loose, to slacken, from laxus loose. See {Lax}, and cf. {Relay}, n., {Release}.] 1. To make lax or loose; to make less… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • relax — 1. To loosen; to slacken. 2. To cause a movement of the bowels. [L. re laxo, to loosen] * * * re·lax ri laks vt 1) to slacken or make less tense or rigid <alternately contracting and relaxing their muscles> 2) to relieve from nervous… …   Medical dictionary

  • List of minor characters from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — The following is a list of minor characters in the various versions of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy , by Douglas Adams.AgrajagAgrajag is a constantly reincarnated entity who ends up being killed multiple times by Arthur Dent. First… …   Wikipedia

  • List of minor The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy characters — The following is an alphabetical list of the minor characters in the various versions of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. The descriptions of the characters are accompanied by information on details about appearances and… …   Wikipedia

  • Daochi Wan — (simplified Chinese: 导赤丸; traditional Chinese: 導赤丸) is a blackish brown honeyed pill used in Traditional Chinese medicine to remove heat, quench fire, relieve dysuria and to relax bowels. It is used in cases where there are ulcers in the mouth or …   Wikipedia

  • Relaxed — Relax Re*lax (r? l?ks ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Relaxed} ( l?kst ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Relaxing}.] [L. relaxare; pref. re re + laxare to loose, to slacken, from laxus loose. See {Lax}, and cf. {Relay}, n., {Release}.] 1. To make lax or loose; to make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Relaxing — Relax Re*lax (r? l?ks ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Relaxed} ( l?kst ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Relaxing}.] [L. relaxare; pref. re re + laxare to loose, to slacken, from laxus loose. See {Lax}, and cf. {Relay}, n., {Release}.] 1. To make lax or loose; to make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laxative — Something that loosens the bowels. Used to combat constipation (and sometimes overused, producing diarrhea). The word “laxative” comes from the Latin “laxare” meaning “to open, widen, extend, release.” * * * 1. Mildly cathartic; having the action …   Medical dictionary

  • Parasympathetic nervous system — The parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) is a division of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), along with the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and enteric nervous system (ENS or bowels NS ). The ANS is a subdivision of the peripheral nervous… …   Wikipedia

  • loose — /lus / (say loohs) adjective (looser, loosest) 1. free from bonds, fetters, or restraint: to get one s hand loose. 2. free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end. 3. uncombined, as a chemical element. 4. not bound together, as… …   Australian English dictionary


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