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Nasogastric intubation

Definition

noun

The procedure of inserting the nasogastric tube through the nose, past the throat, and down to the stomach.


Supplement

This procedure is done usually for nasogastric aspiration of gastric contents.


Word origin: nasogastric: from the combination of naso- (nasal) + -gastric (stomach) + intubation


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