gavage

Definitions of gavage
  1. noun
    feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
    synonyms: forced feeding
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    types:
    nasogastric feeding
    feeding consisting of delivering liquid nutrients through a tube passing through the nose and into the stomach
    gastrogavage
    feeding a nutrient solution into the stomach through a tube through a surgically created opening
    type of:
    alimentation, feeding
    the act of supplying food and nourishment
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