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1. a substance that flows readily in its natural state.
2. flowing readily; neither solid nor gaseous.
liquid diet a diet limited to the intake of liquids or foods that can be changed to a liquid state; it may be restricted to clear liquids or it may be a full liquid diet.
Clear Liquid Diet. This is a temporary diet of clear liquids without residue. It is not nutritionally adequate, and is used in some acute illnesses and infections, postoperatively (especially after gastrointestinal surgery), and to reduce fecal matter in the colon. Foods allowed include water, tea, coffee, fat-free broth, carbonated beverages, synthetic fruit juices, plain gelatin, and sugar.
Full Liquid Diet. This diet can be nutritionally adequate with careful planning. It is used for acute gastritis, as a transition between clear liquid and soft diet, and in conditions in which there is intolerance to solid food. Milk, strained soups, and fruit juices are allowed. Foods that liquefy at body temperature, such as ice cream, flavored gelatin, and soft custards, can be included. Cereal gruels and eggnogs are allowed. When a full liquid diet is used as a tube feeding it must be of a consistency that will allow easy passage through the tube. Most full liquid diets are given in feedings every 2 to 4 hours.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

liq·uid (l),

1. An inelastic substance (for example, water) that is neither solid nor gaseous and in which the molecules are relatively free to move with respect to each other yet still are restricted by intermolecular forces.
2. Flowing like water.
[L. liquidus]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. An inelastic substance, like water, which is neither solid nor gaseous and in which the molecules are relatively free to move with respect to each other yet still are restricted by intermolecular forces.
2. Flowing like water.
[L. liquidus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about liquid

Q. I need some liquid diet program to reduce my weight. This is Goodday of 23 years old. I need some liquid diet program to reduce my weight.

A. Hi I’m following a liquid diet program by drinking a protein shake 3 to 4 times a day along with 3 small meals. Initially start by taking protein shake every 3 hours for a total of 4 shakes with no other foods. Do it for some time and not all days. If you follow this diet for 3 days/week then you can lose 1 pound each week on this program.

Q. I am planning to have a liquid diet to reduce my weight and to get shape. Is liquid or solid diet a nutritious and best diet? I am planning to have a liquid diet to reduce my weight and to get shape.

A. It’s a debatable issue to be frank. Liquid diet are emphasized to suite the calorie requirements for the dieters. General researches have shown that both give the same amount of nutrition. But one cannot survive with the liquid diet. You can have sold diet also that is less in fat content to meet your calorie requirement. Liquid diets are blunt to taste. But from the level of nutrition, no such differences are found. Irrespective of liquid or solid diet, one must watch out the calorie requirements to suit him/her.

Q. I need to take an iron supplement. Is there any difference in effectiveness; liquid vs.pills? Any suggestions?

A. There is not much difference between oral pills or liguid. Both are efficient if taken properly and both have side effects that are considered disturbing such as constipation, bad taste and nausea.

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The La (III) ions in material liquid phase diffused through the water between the material liquid phase and the membrane phase.
In combination with Figures 2 and 3, it is found that when the thermal conductivity of the gas is less than that of the liquid phase, the temperature gradient near the interface is outward and the heat flow passes through the gas slug inward.
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The objective of this study is to develop a simple explicit model for determination of carbon dioxide solubility and liquid phase ionic equilibria in aqueous alkanolamine solutions simultaneously.
A characteristic feature of the heterogeneous ternary system CaC[O.sub.3.sup.-]water-gas is that hydrogen is not driven out from the liquid phase to the gas phase in any form, unlike in the aqueous solutions of CaS, where hydrogen is transferred to the gas phase in the form [H.sub.2]S [21].
The pyrolysis processes were carried out in a stainless steel tube reactor with a diameter of 40 mm and a length of 500 mm using a fixed-bed reactor to collect the liquid phase. A nitrogen carrier gas was passed through the reaction tube to keep the reaction system in an inert environment and to remove volatile products from the biomass pyrolysis system.
In the gas-liquid membrane contactors for gas separation, the liquid phase plays crucial role in the overall mass transfer because it is the controlling phase.
If the process of pre-compression of molding powder mixture is not followed by significant power consumption, the deformation process of sealed moisture-laden charge is followed by the structural and mechanical changes of molded samples (reorientation and packaging of polydisperse particles, their adhesive interactions, etc.) and migration of the liquid phase from zones of maximum stress.
25 February 2014 - US measurement specialist Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) and UK lab solutions maker CambTEK Ltd have agreed to jointly commercialise the latter's Rapid Extraction System (RES) automated sample preparation technology with Agilent's liquid phase separation, life science and chemical analysis instruments and software.