Is this a good and accurate description of diarrhoea?

"Diarrhoea is defined by the World Health Organization as having 3 or more loose or liquid stools per day. Normally food is liquefied by water secreted by various organs during normal digestion. Part of the small intestine and colon are, during normal digestion, supposed to absorb the water. However, for various reasons, the organs (stomach, upper small intestine, pancreas) may secrete too much liquid which can’t be absorbed fast enough or the bowl movement may move too quickly for complete absorption. This causes a looser stool than normal, which is diarrhoea."

I haven't been able to find much info on what actually happens inside when it occurs.

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    That sounds pretty accurate. What other information do you need?

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