Definition of Enema

1. Noun. An injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes.

Exact synonyms: Clyster
Generic synonyms: Irrigation
Specialized synonyms: Colonic, Colonic Irrigation, Barium Enema



Definition of Enema

1. n. An injection, or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment.

Definition of Enema

1. Noun. An injection of fluid into the rectum, usually for medical purposes. ¹

2. Noun. The fluid so injected. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enema

1. a liquid injected into the rectum [n -MAS or -MATA]

Medical Definition of Enema

1. A clyster or injection, a liquid injected or to be injected into the rectum. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enema

endward
endways
endwise
endyma
endymal
endysis
endzone
endzones
enecate
eneclann
enediol
enediolate
enediols
enediyne
enediynes
enema (current term)
enemas
enemata
enemator
enemie
enemies
enemy
enemy combatant
enemy combatants
enepidermic
energetic
energetical
energetically
energetick
energetics

Literary usage of Enema

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley, W. North (1892)
"Prep. Infuse 1 dr. of ergot in 8 oz. of hot water and strain. enema ... Anodyne; as a substitute for opium clyster. enema, Pur'gative. See enema ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"I now called in my friend Dr. Canham, who ordered an enema, consisting of two pounds of gruel ... Colocynth enema ; omit the pills ; effervescing draught. ..."

3. A Complete Handbook for the Sanitary Troops of the U.S. Army and Navy and by Charles Field Mason (1917)
"To give such an enema the patient is placed on his left side with the hips ... Should a more active enema be necessary thirty grammes of Epsom salts and ..."

4. Elements of Physics; Or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical: Comoprised by Neil Arnott (1856)
"With well-adapted additional apparatus, the same instrument will answer for many purposes, as for throw- ing U? the enema> clearing the stomach, ..."

5. Elements of Physics, Or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical: Explained by Neil Arnott (1831)
"Now a copious enema, such as we have described above, is almost a certain cure. The.liquid advances until it reaches the part where the portion of gut has ..."

6. Therapeutic Gazette (1901)
"The whole enema, when of this composition, should not exceed eight ounces, ... After preparing the enema, five grains of an active preparation of papain is ..."

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