Glossary

Antidepressant - (an-ti-de-pres-sant)
Drug used to relieve or prevent depression Bowel - (bow-el )
Another name for the intestine Chronic - (chron-ic )
Being long-lasting and recurrent in nature; characterized by long standing suffering Fatigue - (fa-tigue )
A condition characterized by lessened capacity for work, weariness and tiredness Hereditary - (he-red-i-tary )
Occurring amongst members of a family Immune system - (im-mune system)
The body system, made up of many organs and cells, which defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances Immunity - (im-mu-ni-ty )
The body system, made up of many organs and cells, which defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances. Infectious - (in-fec-tious )
Caused by infection, transmissible from one person to another Inflammation - (in-flam-ma-tion )
A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat Menstruation - (men-stru-a-tion )
The monthly discharge of blood and mucus from the uterus Mucus - (mu-cus )
A thick fluid produced by the lining of some tissues such as the air passage, stomach, intestines, etc. Purgative - (per-gay-tive)
A medicine that stimulates evacuation of the bowels. Trigger - (trig-ger )
Any of the things that set into motion some course of events (such as a disease process, etc.)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome