from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rectal injection of large quantities of water, usually for the purpose of washing out the large intestine.
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To be sure, myotics were also used, but these myotics were insufficient, totally so in the two instances noted prior to the enteroclysis.
Should a patient arrive in a serious state of water-hunger, as part of the preparation the patient must be given water by hypodermoclysis and enteroclysis, and if necessary the endoscopy, except in dyspneic cases, must be delayed until the danger of water-starvation is past.