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infectious diarrheal diseases meaning

  • [Medicine]
    Acute inflammation of the intestine asssociated with infectious DIARRHEA of various etiologies,generally acquired by eating contaminated food containing TOXINS derived from BACTERIA,PROTOZOA,or other microorganisms. Dysentery is characterized initially by watery FECES then by bloody mucoid stools. It is often associated with ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; and DEHYDRATION.

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