Definition of rectally in English:

rectally

adverb

  • See rectal

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Traditionally, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or other anticonvulsants have been given intravenously, but rectally administered diazepam is now used as an efficacious alternative.’