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Enema vs. Suppository

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  • Enema (noun)

    An injection of fluid into the rectum, usually for medical purposes.

  • Enema (noun)

    The fluid so injected.

  • Suppository (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.

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  • Enema (noun)

    An injection, or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment.

  • Suppository (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
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  • Enema (noun)

    injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes

  • Suppository (noun)

    a small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts

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