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barium enema

noun, Medicine/Medical
See under GI series.
Origin of barium enema

GI series

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. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for barium-enema

barium enema

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 in Medicine

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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