clear liquid diet

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clear liq·uid di·et

a diet, often used postoperatively, consisting usually of water, tea, coffee, gelatin preparations, and clear soups or broth.
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The standard preparation was a clear liquid diet beyond lunch the day before endoscopy, a 10 hour overnight fast, and an 8-mg suspension of simethicone ingested along with the capsule.
If diarrhea is severe, request a clear liquid diet, give liquids at room temperature and advance amounts as tolerated.
About 15% to 20% of people with diverticulitis develop severe inflammation and diarrhea that require antibiotics, a clear liquid diet and brief hospitalization.