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Enema

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Updated January 12, 2009

Definition:

An enema is a procedure used to clean the bowel of feces. A bulb-like bag is filled with a fluid that is used to stimulate bowel movement. Attached to the bag is a long, thin tube that is inserted into the anus. As the liquid travels from the enema bag through the tube it enters the anus and then moves into the colon.

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