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Question 1: Examples: sodium phosphate (and variants), magnesium citrate, magnesium hydroxide (Milk of magnesia), magnesium sulfate (which is ________).
Magnesium sulfateAntiarrhythmic agentCalcium gluconateSorbitol

Question 2: Prolonged usage of laxatives will actually cause ________.
Irritable bowel syndromeUlcerative colitisConstipationCrohn's disease

Question 3: In any case, this type of laxative misuse causes water to be lost more rapidly than is healthy, potentially leading to ________ and electrolyte imbalance.
HypernatremiaDehydrationDiabetic ketoacidosisHyponatremia

Question 4: ________ acts directly on intestinal mucosa or nerve plexus and alters water and electrolyte secretion.
Olive oilCastor oilLinseed oilPalm oil

Question 5: They will also cause the release of ________, which stimulates the digestion of fat and protein.

Question 6: Tegaserod is a motility stimulant that works through activation of 5-HT4 receptors of the enteric nervous system in the ________.
PeritonitisColorectal cancerHuman gastrointestinal tractAscending cholangitis

Question 7: Examples: psyllium husk (Metamucil), methylcellulose (Citrucel), polycarbophil, ________, apples, broccoli
Dietary fiberCarnitineHerbalismProbiotic

Question 8: [8] Stimulant laxatives act on the intestinal mucosa, or nerve plexus; they also alter water and ________ secretion.
Fuel cellElectrolyteLead-acid batteryHalf cell

Question 9: An example is ________, which also retards colonic absorption of water, softening the stool.
Petroleum jellyWaxBeeswaxMineral oil

Question 10: no medical explanation, exhibits ________ differences in prevalence: females are more often affected than males.
Third genderIntersexualityGender roleGender

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