Irrigation of the colon: The use of liquid solutions given by enema to remove material from the rectum or colon, ostensibly to eliminate toxins from the bowel. Unless ordered by a physician, irrigation of the colon is rarely advisable. Irrigation of the colon carries a number of risks, including interference with the normal digestive process and perforation. Also known as colonic irrigation and high colonics.
Reviewed on 9/7/2018