barium enema

noun

: a suspension of barium sulfate injected into the lower bowel to render it radiopaque, usually followed by injection of air to inflate the bowel and increase definition, and used in the radiographic diagnosis of intestinal lesions

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“Barium enema.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/barium%20enema. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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