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proctoclysis

Pronunciation: prok-tok'li-sis

Definition: Slow, continuous administration of saline solution by instillation into the rectum and sigmoid colon.

Synonym(s): Murphy drip, rectoclysis

[procto- + G. klysis, a washing out]

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