Glossary Term:

Title

colonoscopy preparation

Phonetic

<b>ko</b>-lun-<b>AH</b>-skuh-pee

Description

also called colonoscopy prep. The use of a liquid diet along with laxatives and enemas to clean out the entire colon before the colonoscopy or virtual colonoscopy is done. This preparation is usually started 1 or 2 days before the colonoscopy. See also colon, colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy.