sitz bath

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noun \ˈsits-\

Definition of sitz bath

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

Origin and Etymology of sitz bath

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


First Known Use: 1847


Medical Dictionary

sitz bath

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noun \ˈsits-\

Medical Definition of sitz bath

  1. 1:  a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture

  2. 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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