Entry from British & World English dictionary
A tube passed into the stomach via the gullet for cleansing or emptying it or for introducing food.
- The test substance is usually administered orally by gavage using a stomach tube or a suitable intubation cannula.
- The commonest forms of life-support are mechanical artificial ventilation and artificial feeding through a stomach tube.
- I was relieved, not because I thought this would lengthen her life, but because I felt there was a world of difference between artificial feeding through a stomach tube and making every effort to encourage natural feeding.
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