Definition of Suppository

1. Noun. A small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts.


Definition of Suppository

1. n. A pill or bolus for introduction into the rectum; esp., a cylinder or cone of medicated cacao butter.

Definition of Suppository

1. Noun. A medicine in the form of a small plug that is inserted into a bodily cavity, especially the rectum, vagina or urethra, where it melts at body temperature. ¹

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Definition of Suppository

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Literary usage of Suppository

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1902)
"I purchased from him a set of the suppository molds, and used them ... These molds are, so far as 1 know, the earliest form of suppository mold. ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1869)
"Vaginal suppository tube. suppository may be employed every night after the vaginal ... The same drugs may be employed by injection and suppository. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1876)
"ON suppository MOULDS.* BY RICHARD V. MATTISON. QUERY 13.—Within the last few years a number of new suppository moulds of different forms have been ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1894)
"Caspar!, who desires to exhibit a new suppository mould to the Association. MR. CAM'ARI: I will have to make an apology for presenting what may appear to be ..."

5. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley (1892)
"Melt, mix, and divide into 15 gr. suppositories. suppository, Irritant. Syn. ... In enlargement or induration of the prostate gland. suppository of ..."

6. A Practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics: With Special by John Vietch Shoemaker (1906)
"A suppository containing the extract of belladonna, alone or in union, with opium, is very valuable in dysmenorrhœa dependent upon spasm of the cervix uteri ..."

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