Glossary Of Terms

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Medicines used to loosen the contents of the bowel and relieve constipation. Laxatives are also known as cathartics.

A muscle relaxant medicine that is often used in combination with pain relievers for treatment of back pain and other pain involving tight muscles.

Mucus is a type of liquidy slimy type material that is produced by glands that exist in the mucus membranes (the tissues that line the inside of the nose, throat, mouth, inside the lungs and the tubes that lead to the lungs).