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.
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology