clysis

noun

cly·​sis ˈklī-səs How to pronounce clysis (audio)
plural clyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce clysis (audio)
: the introduction of large amounts of fluid into the body usually by parenteral injection to replace that lost (as from hemorrhage or in dysentery or burns), to provide nutrients, or to maintain blood pressure see hypodermoclysis, phleboclysis, proctoclysis

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“Clysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clysis. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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