See under GI series.
Origin of barium enema
First recorded in 1925–30
Definition for barium enema (2 of 2)
gastrointestinal series: x-ray examination of the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract after barium sulfate is given rectally (barium enema) or orally as a contrast medium.
Also called barium x-ray.
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British Dictionary definitions for barium enema
an injection into the rectum of a preparation of barium sulphate, which is opaque to X-rays, before X-raying the lower alimentary canal
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Medicine definitions for barium enema
The administration of barium in enema form for radiographic study of the lower intestinal tract.contrast enema
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