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"Laxatives" 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.

MeSH information
Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Laxatives" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Laxatives" was a major or minor topic of these publication.