TITLE

proctoclysis

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1778
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "proctocele" is presented. It is the hydration of patients who continuously use an infusion of fluids into the rectum and colon. Sometimes, the treatment is used for palliation of thirst in terminally ill patients who are unable to receive fluids by other means.
ACCESSION #
21242216

 

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