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Rectal laxative

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A substance inserted into the rectum or lower colon for the purpose of producing a bowel movement, usually to relieve constipation or in preparation for a medical examination. Suppositories or enemas are administered at the time the bowel movement is desired and usually result in a bowel movement within 5 to 45 minutes of adminstration.