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Nutrition Terms

Anorexia emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat
Bland Diet A diet for those with gastrointestinal problems
Carbohydrate controlled diet Diet based on the exchange list for meal planning
Dysphagia difficulty for discomfort in swallowing as a symptom of disease
Edentulous lacking teeth
Fat controlled diet diet in treating those with high cholesterol and high triglycerides levels
Hyperlimidemia an abnormally high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood
Infusion the slow injection of a substance into a vein or tissue
Ketogenic diet eating extremely low carbohydrates and very high in fats to control seizures in children
G Tube Gastrostomy placed directly into the stomach
IV Intravenous
NG tub Nasogastric tube for feeding
PPN peripheral parenteral Nutrition
Liquid diet a food liquid at room temperature or food that becomes fluid at body temperature. Post operative diet as not to stimulate the GI tract.
Low residue diet foods the body absorbs completely that little remain to form feces
Modified diet regular diet modified for therapy for a certain disease process
polydipsia Drinks excessive amounts of water
soft diet bland or low fiber diet
Stoma artificial opening made into a hollow organ esp one on the surface of the body leading to the gut or trachea
Therapeutic diet prescribed as treatment of more than one disease or condition
tube feeding providing nourishment through a tube to the GI tract
DAT diet as tolerated
GERD Gastroesophangeal reflux disease
J Tube Placed in the Jejunum of small intestines
PEG Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy
TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
Created by: gillygun