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A suppository is a small capsule or tablet that contains medicine.
A suppository is placed in a body passage, such as the vagina or rectum, where
a person's body heat causes the outer capsule or tablet to dissolve and the
medicine to be released.
Current as of:
August 14, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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