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Glycerin Enema (Code C84849)

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Preferred Name: Glycerin Enema

Definition: An enema solution containing 5% glycerin, a trihydroxy alcohol with osmotic laxative activity. Upon rectal administration, glycerin enema creates an osmotic gradient thereby attracting water into the rectum. This increases volume, increases peristalsis, stimulates evacuation, and relieves constipation.

Label: Glycerin Enema

NCI Thesaurus Code: C84849 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0775333  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Glycerin Enema

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 650941
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 650941 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0775333

Other Properties:
Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C84849
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  

URL: https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C84849

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