barium meal


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meal

 [mēl]
a portion of food or foods taken at some particular and usually stated or fixed time.
congregate m's a group nutritional program for socially isolated individuals whose nutritional problems are related more to access and to lack of social stimulation than to mechanical eating difficulties.
test meal see test meal.

bar·i·um meal

oral administration of barium sulfate suspension for radiographic study of the upper gastrointestinal tract (British usage).
See also: barium sulfate, barium swallow.

bar·i·um meal

(BaM) (bārē-ŭm mēl)
Oral administration of barium sulfate suspension for radiographic study of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

barium meal

An X-ray examination enhanced by the use of the insoluble barium sulphate, usually in the form of a liquid suspension. Barium is opaque to X rays and will thus reveal the internal structure of a hollow organ. Barium X rays are useful in the investigation of any part of the digestive tract. They can reveal out-pouchings from the lower part of the throat (PHARYNGEAL POUCH), narrowing (stenosis or stricture) of the gullet (oesophagus), swallowing disorders, HIATUS HERNIA, stomach and duodenal ulcers, tumours or POLYPS anywhere in the bowel but especially in the colon, abnormal pouches (diverticula) in the colon, CROHN'S DISEASE (regional ileitis) and COELIAC DISEASE.
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Patients in Group C underwent diagnostic workup with Barium meal follow-through and Mantoux test, and were treated with anti-tuberculous therapy on outdoor basis.
He regretted the waiting times for barium meal X-rays and said: "Unfortunately there are considerable waits for most imaging procedures in this trust and more widely in England."
"I had waited weeks for that barium meal and missed it because the transport didn't turn up.
Gastroscopy or barium meal radiography at any time during a patient's life was considered the investigation for confirmation of the diagnosis.
Otherwise, you may have a barium meal X-ray-the stomach and intestines don't show up on ordinary X-rays, so you need to have something to create an outline.
According the company, Sincalide for injection is indicated in adults to:stimulate gallbladder contraction; stimulate pancreatic secretion in combination with secretin prior to obtaining a duodenal aspirate for analysis of enzyme activity, composition and cytology; as well as accelerate the transit of a barium meal through the small bowel, thereby decreasing the time and extent of radiation associated with fluoroscopy and x-ray examination of the intestinal tract.
1] showed dilatation of stomach and barium meal [Fig.
Furthermore, intestinal penetration of the abscess was not observed with a barium meal study.
Abdominal survey barium meal radiographs showed intestinal distension with gas or faecal material (Fig.
Barium meal was carried out to localize the stomach and showed the presence of the stomach in the thoracic cavity confirming diagnosis of post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.