an·ti·di·ar·rhe·al | \ˌan-tē-ˌdī-ə-ˈrē-əl, ˌan-tī-\
variants: or anti-diarrheal

Definition of antidiarrheal 

: tending to prevent or relieve diarrhea antidiarrheal drugs

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Other Words from antidiarrheal

antidiarrheal or anti-diarrheal noun
antidiarrheals available without a prescription

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Your doctor may also recommend medications to address side effects of your specific situation, like antidiarrheal drugs or iron supplements. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Tell the Difference Between IBS and IBD," 29 Jan. 2018 Start off slower, Jones nudged, reminding that using antihistamines or antidiarrheal drugs can help manage withdrawal symptoms. Washington Post, "Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of antidiarrheal

1854, in the meaning defined above

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variants: or chiefly British antidiarrhoeal \-ˌdī-ə-ˈrē-əl \

Medical Definition of antidiarrheal 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to prevent or relieve diarrhea


variants: or chiefly British antidiarrhoeal

Medical Definition of antidiarrheal (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antidiarrheal agent

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