gastric lavage


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gastric lavage

Gastric washing Internal medicine A procedure in which a nasogastric tube is passed into the stomach, and fluid obtained

gas·tric lav·age

(gas'trik lă-vahzh')
Washing out the stomach with water or saline solution. Performed to remove ingested poisons and also to empty the stomach before general anesthesia.
See also: lavage

gastric lavage

Stomach washout. This is done to remove or dilute drugs or non-corrosive poisons taken in suicide attempts. Lavage is avoided if corrosive poisons have been taken. A wide-bore soft plastic or rubber tube is pushed down the gullet (oesophagus) into the stomach, the end held high, and water run in through a funnel. The end of the tube is then lowered so that the washings drain out. This process is repeated until the returning water is clear.

Gastric lavage

Also called a stomach pump. For this procedure, a flexible tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat, and into the stomach and the contents of the stomach are suctioned out. The inside of the stomach is rinsed with a saline (salt water) solution.
Mentioned in: Drug Overdose, Poisoning
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