enema

Definitions of enema
  1. noun
    an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
    synonyms: clyster
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    types:
    colonic, colonic irrigation
    a water enema given to flush out the colon
    barium enema
    enema in which a contrast medium (usually barium sulfate) is injected into the rectum and X-rays are taken to search for lesions
    high colonic
    an enema that injects large amounts of fluid high into the colon for cleansing purposes
    type of:
    irrigation
    (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
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