oil retention enema(redirected from emollient enema)
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oil re·ten·tion en·e·ma
a rectal injection of mineral oil, introduced at low pressure and retained for several hours before expelling, to soften feces.
oil retention enema
an enema containing about 200 to 250 mL of an oil-based solution given to soften a fecal mass. The patient is asked to retain the solution for 30 minutes to several hours. See also lubricating enema.