2016 Lower GI Pharmacology

Categories of agents that cause stool evacuation

    1. according to EFFECT and LATENCY TO EFFECT:
      • this scale ranges from mild effect/long latency (laxatives)
        to strong effect/short latency (cathartics)

    2. according to MECHANISM OF ACTION:
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