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(kă-thart′ik )

[Gr. kathartikos, pert. to catharsis, purifying, cleansing]

1. Pert. to catharsis.
2. An agent that causes catharsis, esp. evacuation of the bowel, e.g., cascara sagrada, castor oil.
SEE: purgative

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Cathartic." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761026/all/cathartic.
Cathartic. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761026/all/cathartic. Accessed July 22, 2019.
Cathartic. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761026/all/cathartic
Cathartic [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761026/all/cathartic.
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