Select the statement that best describes the mechanism of action of emollient
a. These agents increase the fluid level In the small intestines which helps move
the ingested material through the bowels.
b. These agents increase the rate of peristalsis in the intestine by directly acting
on the smooth muscle of the intestine.
These agents reduce the surface film tension of the stool allowing fluids to
penetrate the stool and make the stool softer.
d. These agents absorb water and provide bulk for the gastrointestinal tract.
Phenolphthalein (Alophen) is classified as a(n) __________ cathartic.
Mineral oil (Nujol) is classified as a(n) __________ cathartic.