laxative, secretory

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Compounds that cause increased fluid and electrolyte secretion into the intestinal lumen, including castor oil (the active ingredient is ricinoleic acid) and a variety of anthroquinone derivatives, including cascara, aloe, senna, and fig syrup (naturally occurring), and phenolphthalein, bisacodyl, and danthron (synthetic compounds). They can also cause abdominal cramps as a result of excessive stimulation of smooth muscle.

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