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An external or perineal douche for cleansing genitalia following defecation or after operations such as hemorrhoidectomy, curettage, rectal surgery, circumcision, or perineorrhaphy. A mild antiseptic or disinfectant solution, 98° to 104°F (36.7° to 40°C), is poured or sprayed over the parts, followed by gentle drying and inspection for cleanliness. Synonym: perineal cascade
See also: douche
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