proctoclysis

noun

proc·​toc·​ly·​sis präk-ˈtäk-lə-səs How to pronounce proctoclysis (audio)
plural proctoclyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce proctoclysis (audio)
: slow injection of large quantities of a fluid (as a solution of salt) into the rectum in supplementing the liquid intake of the body

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“Proctoclysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/proctoclysis. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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