Gently opening the bowels laxative
- averagely laxative
- a purging medication; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
- carefully starting the bowels; laxative.
- An aperient medication or food.
(a.) Gently opening the bowels; laxative.
- (n.) An aperient medication or food.
Some sufferers from constipation find that they get greater relief from salts dissolved in water, or from natural aperient water taken on rising in the morning, and others again find that the best way of opening the bowels is to inject one or two drachms of glycerine into the rectum, or use it as a suppository.