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Colonic

An injection of liquid meant to clear the colon. Originally the term colonic, or high colonic, was used to indicate a large volume enema. however, there are colonic hydrotherapists who use machines to wash the colon, and the term is now used for that process as well. A traditional colonic consists of 1 to 2 quarts of water, sometimes with a mild soap added for additional stimulation of the colon.


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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

There's not a lot of distribution from blood to the colonic lumen - it's virtually oxygen-free, the residents live on the contents and not systemic nutrients. I'm sure that some blood-carried materials get in there, but it's not a certainty.

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by Darby
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:26 pm
 
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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

... is probably fully absorbed in the small intestine; then it enters the blood and from there reaches all the tissues, more or less, including the colonic wall and bacteria attached to it. This is why oral antibiotics are called "systemic antibiotics." Antibiotic associated diarrhea is ...

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by boron
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:32 pm
 
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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

... this is affected by the pill casing and the binders (an issue with generic versions, which can use different ones). Antibiotics with more powerful colonic side effects, I'm assuming, are more likely to persist down that far, or get absorbed early but move from the blood into the peripheral tissue ...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:31 pm
 
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There is also some evidence that it serves as a repository for colonic symbiotic bacteria - if some nasty diarrheal disease clears out the main tract, there's a stash in the appendix from which the populations can be reconstituted. A major article came ...

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by biohazard
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:53 am
 
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Topic: Purpose of the Appendix
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Purpose of the Appendix

There is also some evidence that it serves as a repository for colonic symbiotic bacteria - if some nasty diarrheal disease clears out the main tract, there's a stash in the appendix from which the populations can be reconstituted. A major article came ...

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by Darby
Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:54 pm
 
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Topic: Purpose of the Appendix
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