Medical Definition of Barium solution

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Barium solution: A liquid that contains barium sulfate, which is visble on X-ray images. Barium solution outlines organs of the body so they can be seen as images on X-ray examination.

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Reviewed on 12/4/2018

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