Dictionary > Nasogastric aspiration

Nasogastric aspiration

Definition
noun
An aspiration technique in which the gastric contents are removed or drained using a nasogastric tube that runs through the nose, past the throat, and down to the stomach.
Supplement
It is commonly used to drain contents of the stomach, such as gastric secretions and accidental ingestion of toxic liquids. It is also used to prepare the patient to surgery under anesthesia and to obtain sample for analysis.
See also:


You will also like...

Selective Breeding
Selective Breeding

Gregor Mendel's studies into Monohybrid and Dihybrid crossing and Charles Darwin's study of evolution and natural select..

An artistic depiction of a human embryo
Growth and Development of a Human Baby

Upon fertilization, a zygote forms and develops into an embryo. This tutorial elaborates on the growth and development f..

Pink Lotus plant on a pond
Freshwater Lentic Communities & Animals

This tutorial looks at some of the communities in freshwater lentic habitats. For instance, symbiosis occurs in a commun..

Digestion and Absorption of Food
Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal system breaks down particles of ingested food into molecular forms by enzymes through digestion and..

Chemical composition of the body
Chemical Composition of the Body

The body is comprised of different elements with hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen as the major four. This tutorial..

Still Water Animals
Still Water Animals

Animals living in aquatic habitats have diversified and evolved through time. They eventually occupy ecological niches a..