barium enema


noun

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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Medical definitions for barium enema

barium enema

n.

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