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Nutrition Reverse Definitions

metabolic disorder A condition characterized by the body's inability to synthesize or process food into forms the body can use for energy, growth and development.
hiatus hernia 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.
Bard button (MIC device) A feeding device placed permanently in the stomach to facilitate supplemental feedings.
gastrostomy tube (G-tube) A feeding tube inserted through an incision in the abdomen into the stomach.
percutaneous endoscopic pastrostomy tube (PEG tube) A feeding tube inserted via endoscopy into the stomach or jejunum.
jejunostomy tube (J-tube) A feeding tube placed through the abdominal wall into the small bowel.
nasogastric tube (N-G tube/Levine tube) A feeding tube put through the nose into the stomach.
fluid retention An accumulation of fluid in body tissues or body cavities.
dysphagia Difficulty swallowing.
enteral feed Feeding by tube directly into the gastrointestinal system.
gastric suction Gentle suction applied to a tube placed in the stomach to remove excessive secretions (saliva, gastric juices) that tend to accumulate in the stomach after surgery/trauma because the intestine is sluggish. This can prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting.
metabolic rate 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.
bowel sounds present (BSP) 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.
metabolism The physiological and biochemical processes that promote growth and sustain life.
Created by: Barbara Ross