/kluy"sis/, n., pl. clyses /-sees/. Med.
1. the administration of an enema.
2. intravenous administration of any of a number of solutions to provide nutriment, replace lost body fluid or control blood pressure.
[ < NL < Gk klýsis flushing by an enema; see CLYSTER, -SIS]

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  • clysis — 1. An infusion of fluid, usually subcutaneously, for therapeutic purposes. 2. Formerly, a fluid enema; later, the washing out of material from any body space or cavity by fluids. [G. klysis, a drenching by a clyster] * * * cly·sis klī …   Medical dictionary

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  • clysis — n. enema (process for cleansing the rectum) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • venoclysis — SYN: phleboclysis. [veno + G. klysis, a washing out] * * * ve·noc·ly·sis vē näk lə səs n, pl ly·ses .sēz clysis into a vein * * * n. the continuous infusion into a vein of saline or other solution. * * * ve·noc·ly·sis (ve nokґlĭ sis) [veno + …   Medical dictionary

  • proctoclysis — |präktə+ noun (plural proctoclyses) Etymology: New Latin, from proct + clysis : slow injection of large quantities of a fluid (as a solution of salt) into the rectum in supplementing the liquid intake of the body * * * /prok tok leuh sis/, n. Med …   Useful english dictionary

  • venoclysis — |vēnə, |venə+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from ven + clysis : clysis into a vein …   Useful english dictionary

  • proctoclysis — /prok tok leuh sis/, n. Med. the slow, continuous introduction of a solution into the rectum to improve fluid intake. [ < NL; see PROCTO , CLYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

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