Definition of Cascara

1. Noun. Dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative.

Definition of Cascara

1. Noun. A North American buckthorn, ''Rhamnus purshiana'', whose bark is used as a laxative ¹

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Definition of Cascara

1. a medicinal tree bark [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cascara

1. Derived from the dried bark of Rhamnus purshiana (family Rhamnaceae) and used as a laxative. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cascara

cascade down
cascade everlasting
cascade liquefier
cascade penstemon
cascade transformer
cascades frog
cascading menu
cascara (current term)
cascara amara
cascara buckthorn
cascara sagrada
cascarilla bark

Literary usage of Cascara

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"cascara SAGRADA cascara is used chiefly in habitual constipation. ... In the excised intestine, cascara increases the rate, but lessens the intensity of the ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1897)
"The history of cascara sagrada has been told by Prof. ... The cascara sagrada bark used in the investigation was a typical specimen with a light gray cork ..."

3. Manual of therapeutics: Referring Especially to the Products of the by Davis & Company Parke, Parke, Davis & Company (1909)
"cascara Sagrada Extract, 5 grs. (No. 881). cascara Sagrada and Nux Vomica (No. ... Oil Peppermint, qs Ferruginous Compound with cascara (No. 919) ; dose, 1. ..."

4. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1897)
"cascara has deservedly come to the front rank in the treatment c: habitual constipation ; it and aloes may be said to compete very clos* for supremacy, ..."

5. American Druggist (1889)
"What is now known as Oregon cascara (the thick bark in long quills) really ... Some stress is laid on the color of the inside of cascara, but we do not ..."

6. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"cascara sagrada has been long known as a cathartic to the Indians and trappers of California ; but it ... cascara bark has been examined by Prescott (ibid. ..."

7. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"... medicine is most probably cascara sagrada bark. This is due to the remarkable property it possesses of being a tonic as well as a laxative, ..."

8. Materia Medica and Therapeutics for Physicians and Students by John Barclay Biddle, Clement Biddle (1895)
"cascara sagrada * or Chittem bark is the .BARK of Rhamnus purshiana (Nat. ... cascara bark is a good and efficient cathartic and is useful in habitual ..."

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