sitz bath

noun \ ˈsits- \

Definition of sitz bath

:a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also :a bath so taken especially therapeutically

Origin and Etymology of sitz bath

partial translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz act of sitting + Bad bath


Medical Dictionary

sitz bath

noun \ ˈsits- \

medical Definition of sitz bath

1 :a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture
2 :a bath in which the hips and buttocks are immersed in hot water for the therapeutic effect of moist heat in the perineal and anal regions

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