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en·e·ma

 (ĕn′ə-mə)
n.
1. The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
2. The fluid so injected.

[Late Latin, from Greek, from enīenai, to send in, inject : en-, in; see en-2 + hīenai, to send; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

enema

(ˈɛnɪmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
1. (Medicine) the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels, medicate, or nourish
2. (Medicine) the liquid so introduced
[C15: from New Latin, from Greek: injection, from enienai to send in, from hienai to send]

en•e•ma

(ˈɛn ə mə)

n., pl. -mas.
1. the injection of a fluid into the rectum.
2. the fluid injected.
[1675–85; < Late Latin < Greek énema <en(i)é(nai) to send in (en- en-2 + hiénai to send, throw)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enema - an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuationenema - an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
colonic, colonic irrigation - a water enema given to flush out the colon
barium enema - enema in which a contrast medium (usually barium sulfate) is injected into the rectum and X-rays are taken to search for lesions
Translations
حُقْنَه شَرْجِيَّه
klystýr
lavement
peräruiske
beöntés
stólpípa
浣腸
관장
klizma
klizma
klystír
lavemang
lâvman

enema

[ˈenɪmə] N (enemas or enemata (pl)) [ˈenɪmətə]enema m

enema

[ˈɛnəmə] n (MEDICINE)lavement m

enema

nKlistier nt, → Einlauf m; (= syringe)Klistierspritze f

enema

[ˈɛnɪmə] n (Med) → clistere m

enema

(ˈenəmə) noun
the injection of a liquid into the rectum. He was given an enema to clean out the bowels before his operation.

en·e·ma

n. enema, lavado, lavativa;
barium ______ de bario;
cleansing ___lavativa, lavado;
double contrast ______ de contraste doble;
retention ______ de retención.

enema

n enema m, lavativa; barium — enema de bario, enema opaco; retention — enema de retención
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Nevertheless, the introduction of a normal saline enema helps to partially reduce the intussusceptions, and the surgery can then be planned accordingly.
Previous treatment history consisted of antibiotics, antiemetics and saline enema for five days.
rectal stimulation with a thermometer, digital rectal examination, or a saline enema.