na·​so·​gas·​tric ˌnā-zō-ˈga-strik How to pronounce nasogastric (audio)
: being or performed by intubation of the stomach through the nasal passages
a nasogastric tube

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Because no relief was obtained from nasogastric suction, consultation with a surgeon was requested. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 20 July 2018 Last week, Letby's supervisor testified, recounting what happened to one premature baby, who prosecutors believe had air forced into his stomach via a nasogastric tube. Steve Helling, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2022 The prosecution said Letby caused the premature newborn's sudden collapse and death during the night shift of June 13, 2015, by injecting a fatal amount of air into his stomach via a nasogastric tube (NGT), according to the BBC. Jon Brown, Fox News, 2 Nov. 2022 Letby was also accused of using a nasogastric tube to fill another baby, Child Q, with excess air and a clear fluid. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 13 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nasogastric was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Nasogastric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


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