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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The swab was inserted through the vagina into the lumen of the cervical canal, guided by palpation per rectum.
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.
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.