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  • in infants = DIARRHEA, INFANTILE + appropriate check tags

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  • An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.

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  • Finnish

  • diarrea
  • diarrhoea
  • ripulitauti
  • Swedish


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