barium enema


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(bahr-ee-um en-ih-muh) A procedure in which a liquid that contains barium is inserted into the rectum and colon through the anus. Barium is a silver-white metallic compound that helps show the image of the lower gastrointestinal tract on x-ray.
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Audio contributed by: Marisa Weiss, M.D.

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