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Diarrhea: Overview
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Authors: Joshua J. Malago (Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania) 
Book Description:
Diarrhea is a clinical symptom characterized by an increase in the volume, wateriness, or frequency of bowel movements. Diarrhea can be osmotic, secretory, malabsorptive, exudative, due to abnormal intestinal motility, or due to bacterial overgrowth. In osmotic diarrhea, for example, the gut mucosa fails to absorb intestinal contents into the blood stream resulting in accumulation of these substances in intestinal lumen. Subsequently, excessive amount of water remains in stool leading to diarrhea. This book presents research on various types of diarrhea, as well as their causes and the available treatments.

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Table of Contents:


Chapter 1. Pathophysiology of the different types of diarrhea,pp.1-7

Chapter 2. Etiological agents of diarrhea,pp.9-13

Chapter 3. Specific causes of diarrhea,pp.15-39

Chapter 4. Special forms of diarrhea,pp.40-44

Chapter 5. Treatment of diarrhea,pp.45-49

Conclusion pp.51-64

Index pp.65-72

      Public Health in the 21st Century
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: pp.72
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-830-2
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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