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proctoclysis

[prok-tok-luh-sis] /prɒkˈtɒk lə sɪs/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
the slow, continuous introduction of a solution into the rectum to improve fluid intake.
Origin of proctoclysis
From New Latin; See origin at procto-, clysis
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proctoclysis in Medicine

proctoclysis proc·toc·ly·sis (prŏk-tŏk'lĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. proc·toc·ly·ses (-sēz')
The slow, continuous, drop-by-drop administration of saline solution into the rectum and sigmoid colon. Also called Murphy drip.

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