the injection of a fluid into the rectum to cause a bowel movement.
the fluid injected.
Also called enema bag . a rubber bag or other device for administering an enema.
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How to use enema in a sentence
To this day, astronauts are given the option of getting an enema before they take off, just to lessen the possibility of an urgent bowel movement while they’re en route.
Alternatively, some providers deliver the stool through a nasogastric tube, an enema or a capsule that can be swallowed, notes Khanna, who runs the Mayo Clinic’s FMT program.
The mode of proportioning the doses of active ingredients has been noticed in the article enema.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
The most noticeable are the gigantic Megalosoma and enema, armed with horns.The Andes and the Amazon | James Orton
British Dictionary definitions for enema
the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels, medicate, or nourish
the liquid so introduced
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