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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 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 previewLaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating (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 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 cathartics and barium is put in the bowel from the rectum using a tube and then xrays are used to visualize the bowel, looking for abnormalities, ...

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 previewEmergency Radiology: The Requisites (2016)

by Jorge A Soto, Brian C Lucey

Fluoroscopically guided air reduction enema is a widely accepted and utilized method of treatment for ileocolic intussusception. Contraindications to performing an enema include shock, peritonitis, or radiographic evidence of perforation.

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 Comprehensive Review of Practical Nursing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam (2013)

by Mary O. Eyles

The oil-retention enema is the enema given to soften the stool and is normally given before the cleansing enema. Comprehension, implementation, safe and effective care environment, (b). 4. The incorrect entry should be drawn through ( so ...

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 previewNursing Interventions & Clinical Skills (2015)

by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf

ADMINISTERING AN ENEMA • Nursing Skills Online: Bowel Elimination Module, Lesson 2 An enema is the instillation of a solution into the rectum and sigmoid colon to promote defecation by stimulating peristalsis. Enemas treat ...

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 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 previewLexicon Pharmaceuticum, Or a Pharmaceutical Dictionary (1828)

Comprehending the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, with a Variety of Other Useful Information Relative to Medicine and Pharmacy, Designed Expressly for the Use of Students by Thomas Castle

ENEMA. A Clyster, Enema, or Injection. A certain formula, used for conveying hoth nourishment and medicine to the system, under particular morhid circumstances.

Google previewLexicon Pharmaceuticum (1828)

Or a Pharmaceutical Dictionary, Comprehending the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, with a Variety of Other Useful Information Relative to Medicine and Pharmacy ... by Thomas Castle


Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (1809)

by William Nicholson

Enema. Ascarid. Olea Europea. Oleam. Enema. Emuls. Alliam sativum. Rad. rec»ns. Subst. ad libitum. Ferula Asa fcetida. Gum. Reiin. Enema, scr.

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 (1844)

Tonicum, Enema fietidum. CL YSOIRE, (F.) An apparatus consisting of a long funnel-shaped tube of elastic gum, furnished with a pipe at the apex; for administerin enemata. (1L STER, Clyste'rium, Clysma, Enclys'ma, Clysmus, En' ema, (q. v.) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Medicine (1985)

by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

Anuvasana enema is also useful in patients suffering from tremors (pulsations), convulsions (akshepa), pain in the joints, bones, sides of the chest, back and sacrum, constipation, dryness (dehydration), but whose digestion is good.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

A barium enema shows a filling defect or cupping in the head of barium, where its advance is obstructed by the intussusceptum. An air enema, however, is the procedure of choice as it is safer, less expensive, and easier to perform than a ...

Google previewRadiological Sciences Dictionary: Keywords, names and definitions (2009)

by David Dowsett

The single- contrast barium enema is a less-preferred method to the double- contrast barium enema for the evaluation of...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

double-contrast barium enema, [L, duplus, double, contra, against, stare, to stand; Gk, barys, heavy, enienai, to inject], ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1818)

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

Enema. Emuls. Allium sativum. Had recens. Subst. ad libitum. Ferula Asaftxtida. Gum. Resin. Enema, scr. 1 — 2. Convolvulus Jalapa Rati. Pulv. gr. 10—30. Convolvulus Scammonium. Pulv. Pulvis Scammonii compositus. Helleborus foetidus.

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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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