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A radiographic study in which a solution containing barium sulfate is administered into the rectum in order to visualize the lower intestinal tract.
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(Medicine) an injection into the rectum of a preparation of barium sulphate, which is opaque to X-rays, before X-raying the lower alimentary canal
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A diagnostic method of examining the rectum and colon using X-rays after inserting a contrast medium of barium sulfate liquid paste.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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