- of, relating to, or for the rectum.
Origin of rectal
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The report detailed such techniques as "rectal rehydration" and the use of coffin-size confinement boxes.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Dec. 14
December 14, 2014
“While IV infusion is safe and effective,” one officer wrote, rectal hydration could be used as a form of behavior control.
At least five detainees were subjected to “rectal feeding” or “rectal hydration,” without any documented medical need.
One detainee was bent over for a rectal feeding that involved Ensure, the protein shake.Inside the CIA’s Sadistic Dungeon
December 9, 2014
Although he insists he feels up for it, Cianci was diagnosed with rectal cancer in January.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
This is applicable in the case of adults with rectal obstruction.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
There is a rectal speculum in the Naples Museum (No. 78,031).Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
Here are placed the rectal glands (Fig. 6), which are six in number.The Flea
Expressed beef-juice may also be used for rectal alimentation.
The same thing must be made clear to him as to intestinal and rectal crises.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
- of or relating to the rectum
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Word Origin and History for rectal
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- Of, relating to, or situated near the rectum.
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- The last section of the digestive tract, extending from the colon to the anus, in which feces is stored for elimination from the body.
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