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Nutrition Reverse Definitions

A condition characterized by the body's inability to synthesize or process food into forms the body can use for energy, growth, and development metabolic disorder
A condition in which the upper part of the stomach, which is joined to the esophagus or feeding tube, moves up into the chest through a hole (called a hiatus) in the diaphragm hiatus hernia
(MIC device) A feeding device placed permanently in the stomach to facilitate supplemental feedings Bard button
A feeding tube inserted through an incicion in the abdomen into the stomach gastrostomy tube (G-tube)
A feeding tube inserted via endoscopy into the stomach or jejunum percutaneous endoscopic gasterostomy tube (PEG tube)
A feeding tube placed through the abdominal wall into the small bowel jejunostomy tube (J-tube)
A feeding tube put through the nose into the stomach nasogastric tube (NG tube or Levine tube)
An accumulation of fluid in the body tissues or body cavities fluid retention
Difficulty swallowing dysphagia
Feeding by tube directly into the gastrointestinal system enternal feed
Gentel suction applied to a tube placed in the stomach to remove excessive secretions,such as saliva and gastric juices,that tend to accumulate in the stomach after surgery or trauma because the intestine is sluggish. prevents/relieves nausea/vomiting gastric suction
The amount of energy expended in a given period, or the physical changes that occur in the body that result in heat production, determined by gender, environment, lifestyle and genetics metabolic rate
The audible return of gastrointestinal movement or function, also called peristalsis; often charted as BS x 4, meaning it sounds audible in all four abdominal quadrants bowel sounds present (BSP)
The physiological and biochemical process that promote growth and sustain life metabolism
Created by: DawnLangridge