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douche

 [do̳sh]
a stream of water or air directed against a part of the body or into a cavity.
air douche a current of air blown into a cavity, particularly into the tympanum to open the eustachian tube.
vaginal douche irrigation of the vagina to cleanse the area, to apply medicated solutions to the vaginal mucosa and the cervix, or to apply heat in order to relieve pain, inflammation, and congestion. For the treatment to be effective the patient must be in the dorsal recumbent position with the hips level with the chest. Excessive pressure in administering the douche should be avoided so that solution is not forced through the cervix into the endometrial cavity.

douche

(dūsh),
1. A current of water, gas, or vapor directed against a surface or projected into a cavity.
2. An instrument for giving a douche.
3. To apply a douche.
[Fr. fr. doucher, to pour]

douche

(dldbomacsh) [Fr.] a stream of water directed against a part of the body or into a cavity.
air douche  a current of air blown into a cavity, particularly into the tympanum to open the eustachian tube.

douche

(do͞osh)
n.
1.
a. A stream of water, often containing medicinal or cleansing agents, that is applied to a body part or cavity for hygienic or therapeutic purposes.
b. A stream of air applied in a similar way.
2. The application of a douche.
3. An instrument for applying a douche.
4. Vulgar Slang A foolish or contemptible person.
v. douched, douching, douches
v.tr.
To cleanse or treat by means of a douche.
v.intr.
To cleanse or treat oneself with a douche.

douche

[do̅o̅sh]
Etymology: Fr, shower-bath
1 n, a procedure in which a liter or more of a solution of a medication or cleansing agent in warm water is introduced into the vagina under low pressure. The woman often performs the procedure herself. Sitting on a toilet seat or semisitting in a bathtub, she introduces the douche tip into the vagina and releases a clamp on the tubing connected to the douche bag, which is suspended 2 feet above the introitus. She allows the solution to flow in, while holding the lips of the vagina closed to retain the fluid. As the accumulation of fluid distends the vagina, she clamps the tubing and, after a few minutes, allows the fluid to flow out. The process is repeated until the entire quantity of solution in the douche bag has been used. Douches also are administered via prepackaged preparations in flexible plastic bottles. Douching may be recommended in the treatment of various pelvic and vaginal infections.
2 v, to perform a douche.

douche

(dūsh)
1. A current of water, gas, or vapor directed against a surface or projected into a cavity.
2. An instrument for giving a douche.
3. To apply a douche.
[Fr. fr. doucher, to wash off]

douche

A washing out of a body cavity or opening by a stream of water or other fluid. Vaginal douching is much used by women with vaginal discharge.

douche

delivery of fluid (e.g. warmed Normasol from a needleless hypodermic syringe) to cleanse a wound cavity

douche

(dūsh)
1. Current of water, gas, or vapor directed against surface or projected into a cavity.
2. An instrument for giving a douche.
3. To apply a douche.
[Fr. fr. doucher, to wash off]

douche

[Fr.] a stream of water or air directed against a part of the body or into a cavity.

air douche
a current of air blown into a cavity, particularly into the tympanum to open the eustachian tube.
vaginal douche
irrigation of the vagina to cleanse the area, to apply medicated solutions to the vaginal mucosa and the cervix.