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Suppository

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as of August 18, 2013

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Last Updated: August 18, 2013
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