from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An enema.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An enema; an injection.
- To administer a rectal injection: same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A liquid injected into the lower intestines by means of a syringe; an injection; an enema.
- noun a tube or pipe used for injections.
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- noun A medicine applied via the
rectum; an enemaor suppository
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- noun an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
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Curious to say the clyster is almost unknown to the people of Hindostan although the barbarous West Africans use it daily to “wash ‘um belly,” as the Bonney-men say.
On the second day all the symptoms were exacerbated; late in the evening had a proper stool from a small clyster; the night quiet.
To a person in such a state give to drink water and as much boiled hydromel of a watery consistence as he will take; and if the mouth be bitter, it may be advantageous to administer an emetic and clyster; and if these things do not loosen the bowels, purge with the boiled milk of asses.
When the flatus is offensive, either a suppository or clyster is to be administered; but otherwise the oxymel is to be discontinued, until the matters descend to the lower part of the bowels, and then they are to be evacuated by a clyster.
But if the bowels appear to be constipated, administer a soothing clyster.
Walter Bruel would have a practitioner begin first with a clyster of his, which he prescribes before bloodletting: the common sort, as Mercurialis, Montaltus cap.
Put a pair of bellows end into a clyster pipe, and applying it into the fundament, open the bowels, so draw forth the wind, natura non admittit vacuum.
On the sixth, in the morning, in a quiet state; in the evening the pains greater; had a paroxysm; in the evening the bowels properly opened by a small clyster; slept at night.
For without question, a clyster opportunely used, cannot choose in this, as most other maladies, but to do very much good; Clysteres nutriunt, sometimes clysters nourish, as they may be prepared, as I was informed not long since by a learned lecture of our natural philosophy  reader, which he handled by way of discourse, out of some other noted physicians.
On the sixteenth, looseness of the bowels from a stimulant clyster; afterwards she passed her drink, nor could retain anything, for she was completely insensible; skin parched and tense.
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