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Stack #39088

anorexia the loss of appetitie
aspiration breathing of fluid or an object into the lungs
calorie the amount of energy produced from the burning of food by the body
Daily Reference Values (DRVs) the maximum daily intake values for total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, and dietary fiber
Daily Value (DV) how a serving fits into the daily diet; it is expressed in a percent based on a daily diet of 2000 calories
dehydration a decrease in the amount of water in body tissues
dysphagia difficulty or discomfort (dys) in swallowing (phagia)
edema swelling of body tissues with water
enteral nutrition giving nutrients through the gastrointestinal tract (enteral)
flow rate the number of drops per minutes (gtt/min)
gastrostomy a surgically created opening (stoma) in the stomach (gastro)
gavage tube feeding
graduate a calibrated container used to measure fluid
hyperalimentation the intravenous administration of a solution highly concentrated with proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals; fat also may be added
intake the amount of fluids taken in by the body
intravenous therapy administration of fluids into a vein; IV, IV therapy, and IV infusion
jejunostomy a surgically created opening (stomy) into the middle part of the small intestine (jejunum)
nasogastric (NG) tube a tube inserted through the nose (naso) into the stomach (gastro)
nasointestinal tube a tube inserted through the nose into the duodenum or jejunum of the small intestine
nutrient a substance that is ingested, digested, absorbed, and used by the body
nutrition the many processes involved in the ingestion, digestion, absorption, and use of foods and fluids by the body
output the amount of fluid lost by the body
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube a tube inserted into the stomach (gastro) through a stab or puncture wound (stomy) made through (per) the skin (cutaneous); a lighted instrument (scope) allows the doctor to see inside a body cavity or organ (endo)
regurgitation the backward flow of food from the stomach into the mouth
Created by: jstruss