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Gastrointestinal System - Q – Therapeutic Terms & A – Meaning

gastric lavage oral insertion of a tube into the stomach for examination and treatment, such as to remove blood clots from the stomach or to monitor bleeding (lavage = to wash)
nasogastric (NG) intubation insertion of a tube through the nose and into the stomach for various purposes, such as to obtain a gastric fluid specimen for analysis
antacid drug that neutralizes stomach acid
antiemetic drug that prevents or stops vomiting
antispasmodic drug that decreases motility in the gastrointestinal tract to arrest spasm or diarrhea
cathartic drug that causes movement of the bowels; also called a laxative
Created by: MT student1