Definition of Diarrhea

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To be able to characterize and differentiate the abnormal volume and fluidity of the feces from soft to watery stool.

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NICDAO, Jan Kevin G.B2Micro HSB1. Definition of DiarrheaTo be able to characterize and differentiate the abnormal volume and fluidity of the feces from soft to watery stoolTo be able to identify the accompanying signs and symptoms if abnormal volume and consistency of fecesDiarrhea is loosely defined as passage of abnormally liquid or unformed stools at an increased frequency- more than 200 grams stool in 24 hours- excess water, electrolytes, fat, other substances in intestinal lumen2. To be able to correlate the histological structural changes in the organs involved in the different causes of diarrhea to the physiological alteration which are responsible for the clinical significance (manifestations and complications) of diarrhea2.1 Secretory Diarrhea Large volumes of water are normally secreted into the small intestinal lumen, but a large majority of this water is efficienty absorbed before reaching the large intestine. Diarrhea occurs when secretion of water into the intestinal lumen exceeds absorption.Many millions of people have died of the secretory diarrhea associated with cholera. The responsible organism,Vibrio cholerae, produces cholera toxin, which strongly activatesadenylyl cyclase, causing a prolonged increase in intracellular concentration of cyclic AMP within crypt enterocytes. This change results in prolonged opening of the chloride channels that are instrumental insecretion of water from the crypts, allowing uncontrolled secret

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