Nasogastric
Nasogastric refers to the passage from the nose to the stomach. A nasogastric tube is one that is passed through the nose (via the nasopharynx and esophagus) down into the stomach. "Nasogastric" is a hybrid — part Latin, part Greek. "Naso-" is a prefix that has to do with the nose and comes from the Latin "nasus" for nose or snout. "Gastric" comes from the Greek "gaster" meaning the paunch or belly. The term "nasogastric" is not ancient but was coined in 1942.
* * *
Pertaining to or involving both the nasal passages and the stomach, as in n. intubation.

* * *

na·so·gas·tric -'gas-trik adj of, relating to, being, or performed by intubation of the stomach by way of the nasal passages <insertion of a \nasogastric tube> <\nasogastric suction>

* * *

na·so·gas·tric (na″zo-gasґtrik) pertaining to the nose and stomach, as in (nasogastric) aspiration of the stomach's contents.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • nasogastric — [nā΄zōgas′trik] adj. of the nose and stomach, as a feeding tube inserted into the stomach via the nose …   English World dictionary

  • nasogastric — ¦nāzōˌ adjective Etymology: nas + gastric : of, relating to, being, or performed by intubation of the stomach by way of the nasal passages a nasogastric tube nasogastric suction …   Useful english dictionary

  • nasogastric — adjective Date: 1942 being or performed by intubation of the stomach through the nasal passages < a nasogastric tube > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nasogastric — adjective a) Pertaining both to the nose and to the stomach. b) Specifically, pertaining to nasogastric intubation, wherein a tube is inserted through the nostril, past the throat, and into the stomach …   Wiktionary

  • nasogastric — Describes the passage from the nose to the stomach. For example, a nasogastric tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat and esophagus, and into the stomach …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • nasogastric — /nay zoh gas trik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or involving the nose and stomach. [1955 60; NASO + GASTRIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • nasogastric — adj. (Medicine) of or pertaining to the nose and stomach; involving the nose and stomach; that passes through the nose to the stomach …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nasogastric — adjective reaching or supplying the stomach via the nose …   English new terms dictionary

  • nasogastric — na·so·gastric …   English syllables

  • Nasogastric intubation — Intervention Stomach tube (Levin type), 18 Fr × 48 in (121 cm) ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”