per rectum


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per rectum

 [per rek´tum]
by way of the rectum.

per rec·tum (PR),

(per rek'tŭm),
By or through the rectum, denoting a method of delivering medication.
[L.]

per rectum

/per rec·tum/ (per rek´tum) [L.] by way of the rectum.

per rectum

Etymology: L
by rectum.

per rec·tum

(PR) (pĕr rek'tŭm)
By or through the rectum, denoting a method of examination or treatment.
[L.]

per rec·tum

(pĕr rek'tŭm)
By or through the rectum, denoting a method of delivering medication.
[L.]

per rectum

[L.] by way of the rectum.
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Most of our patients presented with symptoms of something coming out of anus, bleeding per rectum and constipation i.
Bleeding per rectum is always an alarming symptom and creates panic in both parents and the patients.
Bleeding per rectum (PR) is a common complaint, which can range from a few spots on the tissue to frank blood in the toilet.
The patients selected were of both sexes and above 18 years of age and had presented with the chief complaint of bleeding per rectum because of 1st and 2nd degree haemorrhoids and with associated pain, tenesmus, discomfort, pruritis or anal discharge.
In early 2007, she presented with ongoing history of fresh rectal bleeding, alternating bowel habit and mucus discharge per rectum.
In the late 19th century, all sorts of measures were tried to shrink the enlarged prostate, including massage per rectum, galvanic electric current and injection of sclerosants such as silver nitrate.
We present a case of a 48-year-old lady with a history of bony metastatic breast carcinoma who presented with abdominal pain, diarrhoea and bleeding per rectum.
All dairy cows and heifers were examined by experienced veterinarian vaginally per rectum, and were healthy and free of anatomical abnormalities of the reproductive tract.
The patient was sedated and laid left side down in a left decubitus position, and the catheter was introduced per rectum with the aid of lubricating gel and a guiding finger.
The clinic's standard practice for perioperative prophylaxis included administration of 500 mg of levofloxacin orally the night before the procedure, an enema per rectum 1 hour before the procedure, and 80 mg of gentamicin intramuscularly upon arrival at the clinic on the day of the biopsy.
We were able to give her antibiotics--her temperature was off the thermometer--and we were able to semicontrol the seizures with Valium pills per rectum, which is the only possible medication we had.