enema

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(en′ĕ-mă)

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[Gr. enema, injection]

1. The introduction of a solution into the rectum and colon to stimulate bowel activity and cause emptying of the lower intestine, for feeding or therapeutic purposes, to give anesthesia, or to aid in radiographic studies.
2. A solution introduced into the rectum.

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[Gr. enema, injection]

1. The introduction of a solution into the rectum and colon to stimulate bowel activity and cause emptying of the lower intestine, for feeding or therapeutic purposes, to give anesthesia, or to aid in radiographic studies.
2. A solution introduced into the rectum.

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