na·​so·​gas·​tric | \ ˌnā-zō-ˈga-strik How to pronounce nasogastric (audio) \

Definition of nasogastric

: being or performed by intubation of the stomach through the nasal passages a nasogastric tube

Examples of nasogastric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both girls had nasogastric tubes that fed them, so Alyson and Phil had to quickly learn how to place the tubing back in the girls' noses if one or the other pulled out her sister's line. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 18 Sep. 2020 Another protocol involves inserting the material into the gut through a nasogastric tube, and one company offers an oral fecal transplant capsule. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, 25 Apr. 2018 When feedings via nasogastric (NG) tubes were introduced to boost nutritional status, length of hospital stay and improved patient satisfaction were studied. Alice Adams, Houston Chronicle, 12 Jan. 2018 As at Guantánamo, the procedure involves being strapped into a restraint chair and having liquid nutritional supplement poured into his stomach through a nasogastric tube inserted through his nose. Charlie Savage, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2017 Detainees who refuse to drink a nutritional supplement have been strapped into a restraint chair and had the supplement poured through their noses and into their stomachs via nasogastric tubes. Charlie Savage, miamiherald, 12 Oct. 2017 The system trains parents to care for their preemies so that in a matter of weeks, will be pros at handling everyday care such as temperature taking, feeding, and even inserting nasogastric feeding tubes, according to the BBC. Jenae Sitzes, Woman's Day, 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of nasogastric

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Nasogastric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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na·​so·​gas·​tric | \ -ˈgas-trik How to pronounce nasogastric (audio) \

Medical Definition of nasogastric

: of, relating to, being, or performed by intubation of the stomach by way of the nasal passages insertion of a nasogastric tube nasogastric suction


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