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antimotility

adjective an·ti·mo·til·i·ty \ -mō-ˈtil-ət-ē \
variants: also anti-motility

medical Definition of antimotility

:inhibiting or slowing gastrointestinal motility
  • The caplets … contain an antimotility agent that relieves the symptoms of diarrhea by slowing intestinal movement.
  • —James T. YenckelThe Washington Post19 Aug. 1990
  • Drugs to improve symptoms, particularly antimotility drugs such as loperamide and diphenoxylate hydrochloride, can reduce the number of stools passed and may be useful in controlling the stool rate with watery diarrhea.
  • —Herbert L. DuPontThe New England Journal of Medicine15 Oct. 2009

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