"Dysentery" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Acute inflammation of the intestine associated with infectious DIARRHEA of various etiologies, generally acquired by eating contaminated food containing TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL derived from BACTERIA or other microorganisms. Dysentery is characterized initially by watery FECES then by bloody mucoid stools. It is often associated with ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; and DEHYDRATION.
- Infectious Diarrheal Disease
- Diarrheal Disease, Infectious
- Infectious Diarrheal Diseases
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