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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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Serum and urinary samples were recollected on the 30th day from the patients who were given TPN and who were fed enterally and the study was performed with these variables.
Contract award notice: The successive supply of food mixtures, Disposable medical equipment and dressing materials for patients fed enterally and parenterally at home.
Research has demonstrated reduced preoperative fasting in enterally fed patients does not increase adverse outcomes and suggests preoperative fasting practices may be too rigid in this population (Pousman et al.
The 1988 Orphan Drug Amendments provided the first statutory definition of the term "medical food" as follows: "A food which is formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, are established by medical evaluation," (21 U.
Structural and functional alterations in the gut of parenterally or enterally fed rats.
Patients with high risk of death who are enterally supplemented may experience a mortality benefit from mixed antioxidants.
The present study used a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized design to determine the effects of probiotics on markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in critically ill, enterally fed patients.
Tarling and co-workers found sub-therapeutic plasma levels of enterally administered paracetamol, and showed that gastric emptying time varied significantly between patients.
On the 14th day, her general status detorieted while she was being fed completely enterally and she had residues with bile.
Exclusion criteria from the study included: lack of obstetric, paediatric or nutritional history; being comatose; being fed enterally or parenterally; vomiting; using appetite-raising medication; having serious oedema, obesity (body mass index [BMI] >28 kg/[m.
Medical and psychological experiences of family caregivers with children fed enterally at home.
At the same time the intravenous volume is correspondingly decreased until the total calculated hourly volume is administered enterally.