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A nasogastric tube is a long, flexible plastic tube inserted into a
person's nose and threaded into the stomach to deliver fluid that contains
nutrients directly into the stomach (tube feeding). A nasogastric tube may also
be used to suction excess gastric fluids out of the stomach and to deliver
medicines to a person who temporarily cannot swallow.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
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