feeding tube


Definition of feeding tube

: a flexible tube passed into the stomach for introducing fluids and liquid food into the stomach

Examples of feeding tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The payoff would be big: the removal of his feeding tube and the return to a normal diet. Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, "Sick with COVID-19, Michael Hoffman spent 30 days on a ventilator last spring. He’s still recovering," 3 Oct. 2020 Nicholas Volker is a short, blue-eyed 4-year-old who loves Batman and squirt gun fights and steak — on the rare occasions when he's not restricted to a feeding tube. Mark Johnson And Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "One in a billion: A 4-year-old is plagued by a mysterious, relentless disease. His genome might hold clues.," 18 Dec. 2010 When Barlow-Austin was finally taken to the emergency room on the night of June 10, 2019, she was immediately given an IV and a feeding tube. Washington Post, "Woman with HIV denied water, medication in Texas jail before dying of neglect, family says," 19 Sep. 2020 As her condition worsened, Ritter was first hospitalized at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville, before being transferred and immediately placed on a ventilator and a feeding tube at Conway Regional Hospital. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, "Beating covid-19 a breath at a time," 7 Sep. 2020 Amylyx’s experimental drug combines two different agents into a powder that patients can drink mixed with water or be given through a feeding tube. Jonathan D. Rockoff, WSJ, "ALS Drug Study Signals Progress Toward Treatment for Deadly Disease," 2 Sep. 2020 The babies, some on ventilators or eating through a feeding tube, seemed to weather the storm just fine, said Dr. Juan Bossano, the medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women. Rebecca Santana, chicagotribune.com, "‘Protect our babies:’ Hospital cares for babies in hurricane," 31 Aug. 2020 First is the size of the grinder head or feeding tube. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Meat Grinder," 21 Aug. 2020 About a month later, on October 20, Alex was stable enough to go home, although with a feeding tube, an oxygen machine, and instructions for how to monitor his oxygen levels. Stephanie Clifford, The Atlantic, "When the Misdiagnosis Is Child Abuse," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of feeding tube

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of feeding tube was in 1882

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24 Oct 2020

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“Feeding tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feeding%20tube. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of feeding tube

: a flexible tube (as of polyurethane or silicone) passed into the stomach (as by way of the nasal passages or through a surgical opening in the abdominal wall) for introducing fluids and liquid food into the stomach

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