Enteral nutrition. Definition

Medical Definition: Enteral nutrition

Type of nutrition that is delivered to the digestive system as a liquid. Taking nutritious drinks or food formulas and tube feedings are forms of enteral nutrition. People who can not meet their needs only food and drinks, and who do not have vomiting or uncontrollable diarrhea may be fed by tube. Tube feeding can be used to supplement what a person can eat or can be the sole source of nutrition. Place a small tube through the nose into the stomach or small intestine, or it can be placed surgically in the stomach or intestine through an opening in the abdomen outside of the agreement with the period of time that must be used.

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