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Related to enteral: Enteral feeding, Enteral nutrition

enteric

 [en-ter´ik]
pertaining to the small intestine; called also enteral.
enteric-coated of tablets, having a special coating that prevents release and absorption of their contents until they reach the intestine.

en·ter·al

(en'tĕr-ăl),
Within, or by way of, the intestine or gastrointestinal tract, especially as distinguished from parenteral.
[G. enteron, intestine]

enteral

/en·ter·al/ (en´ter'l) enteric.

enteral

[en′tərəl, enter′əl]
Etymology: Gk, enteron, bowel
within the small intestine, or via the small intestine.

en·ter·al

(en'tĕr-ăl)
Within, or by way of, the intestine or gastrointestinal tract, especially as distinguished from parenteral. A term used to describe tube feedings.
[G. enteron, intestine]

enteral

Within the gut (gastrointestinal tract).

en·ter·al

, enteric (en'tĕr-ăl, -terik)
Within, or by way of, the intestine or gastrointestinal tract.
[G. enteron, intestine]

enteral (en´tərəl),

adj directly into the gastrointestinal tract; pertains to tube feedings that may be necessary when a patient cannot ingest food orally.

enteral

within, by way of, or pertaining to the intestine.

enteral feeding
delivery of nutrients directly into the stomach, duodenum or jejunum. Called also enteral nutrition.
enteral nutrition
see enteral feeding (above).
enteral tube
the feeding tube positioned in the alimentary tract for administration of nutrients. See also enterostomy tube.
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For the sake of better understanding of the global enteric feeding devices market, the findings in the report are divided according to enteral feeding device type, the age groups that require enteral feeding, and the major regional markets.
Home enteral feeding devices market segment would exhibit the highest growth during the forecast period owing to emergence of ambulatory and portable enteral feeding devices and reduced overall cost of home enteral care.
Routine abdominal X-ray was not performed before commencement of enteral feeding except in three patients (out of 8 patients, developed enteral feeding related complications) who developed abdominal bloating and discomfort during early NJ tube enteral feeding.
The most commonly occurring symptoms were abdominal distension (62% of study days), absent bowel sounds (55% of study days), and high gastric residual volumes (36% of study days), followed by inability to advance enteral feeding (27% of study days) and constipation (26% of study days).
Table I lists safer practices for administering drugs to patients with nasogastric or enteral feeding tubes.
The safety of Blue 1-tinted enteral feedings for detecting aspiration has not been documented.
review the patient's electrolyte levels, liaise with the medical officer to chart appropriate supplementation, and start enteral feeding immediately at a low rate (such as 30% to 50% of the patient's estimated needs), increasing only very slowly
25,29] Enteral feeding is the preferred method for the delivery of nutrition to patients who are unable to sustain oral intake.
Doctors think they have found a way to deal with these concerns by giving TPN-fed preemies small amounts of nutrition by mouth--referred to as minimal enteral feeding.
Commenting on today's announcement, David McNally, vice president and marketing director for ZEVEX, said, "With the addition to our product line of the EP85 and EP80 pumps, we are now poised to serve the hospital, long term care and home care markets for enteral pumps and delivery sets, the combined markets of which are estimated to exceed $200 million annually in the United States.
Covidien has increased its inventory of enteral feeding pumps and its feeding set capacity to ensure that there is no shortage in the market," said Gabriel McHugh, Franchise Director of Marketing at Covidien.
4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Enteral Feeding Devices in US$ Thousands by the following Product Categories: Enteral Feeding Pumps, Nasogastric Tubes, and Others.