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Definition of the noun enema

What does enema mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: enemas / enemata (less preferred form)

  1. an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
    • example: I gave him an enema.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of enema: clyster
    • more generic word: irrigation = cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
    • more specific terms:
      • colonic irrigation / colonic = 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


Enema: A rectal preparation for therapeutic, diagnostic, or nutritive purposes.

Phrases with Enema

Phrases starting with the word Enema:

  1. Enema Pan
  2. Enema Infundibulum

Phrases ending with the word Enema:

  1. barium enema
  2. Megasoma Enema
  3. Scarabaeus Enema
  4. Species Megasoma Enema
  5. Species Scarabaeus Enema

Other phrases containing the word Enema:

  1. Species Enema Pan
  2. Species Enema Infundibulum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Enema

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Google previewWorkbook and Competency Evaluation Review for Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants (2016)

by Sheila A. Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert, Relda T. Kelly

An enema is the introduction of fluid into the rectum and lower colon. • Doctors order enemas to: SS Remove feces. SS Relieve constipation, fecal impaction, or flatulence. SS Clean the bowel of feces before certain surgeries and diagnostic ...

Google previewSimple Yoga for Good Health

by K.N Pand

Water Enema Water enema is an important therapy to remove the toxins from the body. Enema is an injection of fluid into the rectum and is also known as 'colon irrigation';. In Nature cure, lukewarm water is used for cleaning the bowels.

Google previewThe Best of Women's Health (2008)

by Valiere Alcena

Barium enema is an xray test during which the bowel is cleansed with ...

Google previewLaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating - E-Book (2013)

by Elaine A. Gillingham, Monica Wadsworth Seibel

An enema is the introduction of fluid into the rectum and sigmoid colon for the purpose of relieving distention (trapped gas) or...

A Fleet enema is a disposable, commercially prepackaged sodium phosphate enema that is frequently used (Fig .

Google preview100 Questions & Answers About Colorectal Cancer (2007)

by David Bub, Susannah Rose, W. Douglas Wong

A barium enema is an x-ray examination ofthe colon. Because the walls ofthe colon are very thin, they do not absorb x-rays well and cannot create a good image for evaluation. Contrast material is needed to coat the bowel wall, which ...

Google previewMosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants (2014)

by Clare Kostelnick

An enema is the introduction of fluid into the rectum and lower colon. Doctors order enemas: • To remove feces • To relieve constipation, fecal impaction, or flatulence • To clean the bowel of feces before certain surgeries and diagnostic ...

Google previewThe Radiological Examination of the Colon (2012)

Practical Diagnosis by D.J. Miller, Jovitas Skucas

Introduction Although a barium enema is a very safe examination having a high diagnostic yield, complications do occur even in the best of hands (1). Some of the complications which occurred in the past, however, may have been prevented ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Psychoactive Substances (1999)

by Richard Rudgley

As William Emboden has suggested, the administering of Datura by way of an enema is the most likely means of extending its psychoactive effects over such an extended period. Although it has often been suggested that Datura was a novel ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures (2010)

by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter

Enemas An enema is the instillation of a solution into. SKILL 21 Ear Irrigations 133 Recording and Reporting.

Google previewMCQs and EMQs in Surgery: A Bailey & Love Companion Guide (2010)

by Christopher Bulstrode, B.V. Praveen

A Small-bowel enema is the imaging of choice in small-bowel disease.

Google previewSecrets to Enjoying Life for Rocket Scientists (2007)

Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Enjoy Life by Kushi Efunyemi

Enema is an ancient remedy for all kinds of ailments dating back some 12,000 years, and especially for people suffering from serious injuries, constipation, poisoning, acute headache, flu, meningitis, parasites, measles, common cold, food ...

Google previewPharmacology for Dentistry (2007)

by Surender

Administration of drug in the form of liquid into the rectum is called enema, which may be soap water or glycerine- vegetable oil.

Google previewInflammatory Bowel Diseases (2012)

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Jerusalem September 7–9, 1981 by D. Rachmilewitz

The barium enema is the best way to visualize the cecum and the terminal ileum. Since most patients with Crohn's disease have terminal ileum and right colonic involvement, this is the best choice of studies to do first. Once barium has been ...

Google previewAyurveda (1984)

The Science of Self-healing : a Practical Guide by Vasant Lad

Medicated enema is the complete treatment for vata disorders. It alleviates constipation, distention, chronic fever, the common cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, vomiting, backache, neck pain and hyperacidity. Many vata ...

Google previewThe Journal of the Kansas Medical Society (1919)

by Kansas Medical Society

The enema is a useful mechanical therapeutic agent. Like all good things it is overworked. It may be harmful as well as useful. It will cause constipation as well as it will relieve it. When used too often or when too large a quantity of fluid is used ...

Google previewThe Essential Patient Handbook (2004)

Getting the Health Care You Need - From Doctors Who Know by Alan B. Ettinger, MD, Deborah M. Weisbrot

Barium Enema A barium enema is an X-ray of the lower gastrointestinal tract, which is outlined by administering the contrast material barium through the rectum. This test helps identify structural abnormalities, such as cancers or inflammation ...

Google previewThe Causation and Clinical Management of Pelvic Radiation Disease (2012)

by Philip F. Schofield, Eric W. Lupton

Large Bowel The conventional double contrast barium enema is the investigation of choice to assess the large bowel. Because the appearances of a post irradiation stricture can be confused with colonic spasm, a muscle relaxant such as ...

Google previewMount Sinai Expert Guides: Gastroenterology (2014)

by Bruce E. Sands

Barium enema is a gross examination of the colon. • Both polyps and cancers may be missed. • CT colonography: small lesions are not reported. Flat lesions may not be seen. • CT colonography is good for detection of cancers. • Colonoscopy: ...

Google previewDiagnostic Radiology and Ultrasonography of the Dog and Cat (2010)

by J. Kevin Kealy, Hester McAllister, John P. Graham

E F G H Figure 2-27, cont'd E to H, Examples of intussusception demonstrated by barium enemas. A barium enema is the most satisfactory radiographic method of demonstrating intussusception. 3. Adenocarcinomas in the wall of the intestine ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)

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Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

36, 2000 enema queen ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

barium enema, a procedure ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

The edges of the different bones oVerlap each other at difi'erent parts, sotthat they are mechanically locked to ether, and cannot be driven in by any lorce ab enema. The bones of the cranium are composed of two plates of compact bony ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Enema. Ascai id. Olea Europea. Oleum. Enema. Emuls. Allium sativum. Had. recens. Subst. ad libitum. Ferula Asa tcetida. Gum. Kesin. Enema, scr.

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1839)

by Robley Dunglison

Enema Anod'ynum, Enema Opii ; An'o- dyne Clyster, Starch ...

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Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema. (Mary Garden)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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