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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECTAL

This is applicable in the case of adults with rectal obstruction.

There is a rectal speculum in the Naples Museum (No. 78,031).

Here are placed the rectal glands (Fig. 6), which are six in number.

Expressed beef-juice may also be used for rectal alimentation.

The same thing must be made clear to him as to intestinal and rectal crises.

Rectal examination is of aid in locating the head of the humerus.

The rectal temperature is from half a degree to a degree higher than that in the groin.

Rectal alimentation should be resorted to where the difficulties of deglutition are at all great.

The first symptoms of relapse are to be met by prompt return to bland diet, or, if necessary, to rectal alimentation.

The intestinal and rectal muscles must be whipped into action, their normal contractile power being lost.

WORD ORIGIN

1822, from stem of rectum + -al (1). Related: Rectally.

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