lubricating enema


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lubricating enema

[lo̅o̅′brəkā′ting]
Etymology: L, lubricans, making slippery; Gk, enienai, to send in
an enema used to lubricate the anal canal after surgery for hemorrhoids or to prevent fecal impaction. The enema solution may be made with warm olive or mineral oil. See also oil retention enema.

oil re·ten·tion en·e·ma

(oyl rĕ-ten'shŭn en'ĕ-mă)
An enema containing approximately 250 mL of an oil-based fluid, prescribed to soften a hardened fecal mass and ease its passage through the anal canal, after being retained by the patient for at least 30 minutes.
Synonym(s): emollient enema, lubricating enema.

lubricating enema

An enema given to soften and ease the passage of feces through the anal canal.
Synonym: emollient enema
See also: enema