from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The injection of large quantities of a liquid, as water, under the skin, with a view to replenishing the blood.
- noun Subcutaneous injection of large quantities of a physiological salt solution in the treatment of shock and of certain acute affections.
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Infusionof fluidinto the subcutaneousspace.
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Water may be given by an enema, by water drinking, and in such rare cases as cholera infantum, when water cannot be retained on the stomach, it often becomes necessary to inject it under the skin (hypodermoclysis) so that it may go at once to the wasted tissues and perhaps save the baby's life.
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.
Water must be supplied by means of proctoclysis and hypodermoclysis before any endoscopic or surgical procedure is attempted.
Water starvation should be relieved by means of proctoclysis and hypodermoclysis before endoscopy is done.