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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: February 11, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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