purgation

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pur·ga·tion

noun \ˌpər-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of PURGATION

:  the act or result of purging

First Known Use of PURGATION

14th century

Other Medicine Terms

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pur·ga·tion

noun \ˌpər-ˈgā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PURGATION

1
: the act of purging; specifically : vigorous evacuation of the bowels (as from the action of a cathartic or an infective agent)
2
: administration of or treatment with a purgative

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