barium enema

barium enema

noun Medicine/Medical.
See under GI series.

Origin:
1925–30

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GI series

noun
gastrointestinal series: x-ray examination of the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract after barium sulfate is given rectally (barium enema) or orally as a contrast medium.
Also called barium x-ray.
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barium enema
 
n
an injection into the rectum of a preparation of barium sulphate, which is opaque to X-rays, before X-raying the lower alimentary canal

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barium enema n.
The administration of barium in enema form for radiographic study of the lower intestinal tract. Also called contrast enema.

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