barium enema

Origin of barium enema

First recorded in 1925–30

GI series

noun
  1. 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

barium enema

noun
  1. 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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barium enema in Medicine

barium enema

n.
  1. The administration of barium in enema form for radiographic study of the lower intestinal tract.contrast enema
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