Definition 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.

Exact synonyms: Forced Feeding
Generic synonyms: Alimentation, Feeding
Specialized synonyms: Nasogastric Feeding, Gastrogavage
Derivative terms: Force-feed

Definition of Gavage

1. n. Forced feeding (as of poultry or infants) by means of a tube passed through the mouth down to the stomach.

Definition of Gavage

1. Noun. A process of force-feeding a goose for foie gras ¹

2. Noun. A process of force-feeding cattle for veal ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) Feeding by means of a tube passed into the stomach ¹

4. Verb. To stuff or glut with something ¹

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Definition of Gavage

1. introduction of material into the stomach by a tube [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gavage

1. 1. Forced feeding by stomach tube. Synonym: gastrogavage, gastrostogavage. 2. Therapeutic use of a high-potency diet administered by stomach tube. Origin: Fr. Gaver, to gorge fowls (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gavage

gauze bandage
gauze mat
gavage (current term)
gave a bad name
gave away
gave birth
gave forth
gave head
gave in
gave it some welly
gave off
gave out
gave over

Literary usage of Gavage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nutrition and clinical dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1917)
"Such infants may be fed by gavage. Children Over One Year. ... gavage.—Delirious and comatose children may have to be fed by gavage. ..."

2. Differential diagnosis and treatment of disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1905)
"^^gf| ^^KB^ gavage Feeding by the stomach tube is accomplished by means of a soft catheter (No. 12 to 14) and a glass receptacle (a funnel of 8 ..."

3. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1919)
"Washing out the stomach and gavage are two very important means of treating ... gavage gavage, or feeding by means of a stomach-tube, is a method used in ..."

4. Diseases of the Stomach and Upper Alimentary Tract by Anthony Bassler (1910)
"gavage.—Occasionally in the insane, or possibly in extreme states of anorexia, it would be necessary or advisable to resort to this method of feeding. ..."

5. Diagnostic and therapeutic technic ; a manual of practical procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1911)
"gavage. gavage consists in introducing food into the stomach by means of the stomach-tube ... Apparatus for nasal gavage. patient will not take nourishment. ..."

6. The Surgical Diseases of Children by William Francis Campbell (1912)
"gavage.—This consists of the forced introduction of food into the stomach through a tube introduced through the mouth. The apparatus employed is not ..."

7. Primary nursing technique for first-year pupil nurses by Isabel McIsaac (1907)
"gavage. — gavage or forced feeding through the stomach tube is frequently ... gavage for premature infants is frequently ordered. In such cases a No. ..."

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