nasogastric


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Related to nasogastric: nasogastric tube, Nasogastric Aspiration

na·so·gas·tric

(nā'zō-gas'trik),
Pertaining to or involving both the nasal passages and the stomach, as in nasogastric intubation.

nasogastric

/na·so·gas·tric/ (-gas´trik) pertaining to the nose and stomach.

nasogastric

[nā′zōgas′trik]
Etymology: L, nasus, nose; Gk, gaster, stomach
pertaining to the nose and stomach, as in nasogastric aspiration of the stomach's contents.

nasogastric

adjective Pertaining or referring to the nose and stomach.

na·so·gas·tric

(nā'zō-gas'trik)
Pertaining to or involving the nasal passages and the stomach, as in nasogastric intubation.

na·so·gas·tric

(nā'zō-gas'trik)
Pertaining to or involving both nasal passages and stomach, as in nasogastric intubation.

nasogastric

pertaining to the nasal cavity and the stomach.

nasogastric intubation
the flexible tube with a rounded end is passed through the nasal cavity to the stomach; the technique requires expert knowledge and care to avoid damage to the nasal conchae and mucosa and to avoid passing medicines or feed into the lungs. The intubation may be therapeutic to relieve the stomach of a large volume of regurgitated fluid, or to pass a purgative fluid to the intestines, or the passing may be diagnostic in cases of colic to determine if there is fluid being recycled from the intestine back to the stomach. In small animals also used for enteral feeding.
nasogastric tube
a tube of soft rubber or plastic that is inserted through a nostril and into the stomach.
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The next day, the patient started to improve clinically; his pain improved, there was no more nausea or vomiting and the nasogastric tube brought only 30 ml of yellowish secretions.
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The patient was eventually extubated and then recuperated in the hospital with nasogastric tube feedings for 1 week.
He said that, at the time, the hospital failed to have a system to check whether the doctors concerned had the appropriate competency in interpreting the placement of nasogastric tubes by x-ray.
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