- Describes the passage from the nose to the stomach. For example, a nasogastric tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat and esophagus, and into the stomach.
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Nasogastric — refers to the passage from the nose to the stomach. A nasogastric tube is one that is passed through the nose (via the nasopharynx and esophagus) down into the stomach. Nasogastric is a hybrid part Latin, part Greek. Naso is a prefix that has to… … Medical dictionary
nasogastric — [nā΄zōgas′trik] adj. of the nose and stomach, as a feeding tube inserted into the stomach via the nose … English World dictionary
nasogastric — ¦nāzōˌ adjective Etymology: nas + gastric : of, relating to, being, or performed by intubation of the stomach by way of the nasal passages a nasogastric tube nasogastric suction … Useful english dictionary
nasogastric — adjective Date: 1942 being or performed by intubation of the stomach through the nasal passages < a nasogastric tube > … New Collegiate Dictionary
nasogastric — adjective a) Pertaining both to the nose and to the stomach. b) Specifically, pertaining to nasogastric intubation, wherein a tube is inserted through the nostril, past the throat, and into the stomach … Wiktionary
nasogastric — /nay zoh gas trik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or involving the nose and stomach. [1955 60; NASO + GASTRIC] * * * … Universalium
nasogastric — adj. (Medicine) of or pertaining to the nose and stomach; involving the nose and stomach; that passes through the nose to the stomach … English contemporary dictionary
nasogastric — adjective reaching or supplying the stomach via the nose … English new terms dictionary
nasogastric — na·so·gastric … English syllables
Nasogastric intubation — Intervention Stomach tube (Levin type), 18 Fr × 48 in (121 cm) ICD 9 CM … Wikipedia