Ryle's tube


Ryle's tube
a thin flexible tube of rubber or plastic, inserted through the mouth or nose of a patient and used for withdrawing fluid from the stomach or giving a test meal.
J. A. Ryle (1889-1950), British physician

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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