proctoclysis

[ prok-tok-luh-sis ]
/ prɒkˈtɒk lə sɪs /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the slow, continuous introduction of a solution into the rectum to improve fluid intake.

Nearby words

  1. procteurynter,
  2. proctitis,
  3. procto,
  4. procto-,
  5. proctocele,
  6. proctococcypexy,
  7. proctocolectomy,
  8. proctocolonoscopy,
  9. proctocolpoplasty,
  10. proctocystoplasty

Origin of proctoclysis

From New Latin; see origin at procto-, clysis

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Medicine definitions for proctoclysis

proctoclysis

[ prŏk-tŏklĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. proc•toc•ly•ses (-sēz′)

The slow, continuous, drop-by-drop administration of saline solution into the rectum and sigmoid colon.Murphy drip

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