One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘They are given intravenously, by mouth or rectally.’
- ‘Intravenous fluid may provide relief from nausea and vomiting, but many pregnant women also require an antiemetic administered orally, rectally, or by infusion with the fluid.’
- ‘Traditionally, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or other anticonvulsants have been given intravenously, but rectally administered diazepam is now used as an efficacious alternative.’
- ‘The normal core body temperature for humans, measured rectally, depends on the environmental climate and internal metabolic function.’
- ‘The nurse or doctor know your bowels are active because they either hear bowel sounds or you are passing gas rectally.’
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