"Diarrhea" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Diarrhea".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Diarrhea".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Diarrhea" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Diarrhea" was a major or minor topic of these publication.