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naso- +‎ enteral = naso- +‎ enter- +‎ -al


IPA(key): ˌneɪzoʊˈɛntəɹəl


nasoenteral (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a route through the nose into the small intestine, usually with reference to a feeding tube as the route of administration of enteral nutrition; thus nasoduodenal, nasojejunal, or nasoileal.
    • 2011, “Methods and complications of nasoenteral intubation”, in Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, volume 35, number 1, DOI:10.1177/0148607110370976, PMID 20978245, pages 61-66:
      Nasoenteral intubation is among the most common procedures performed by clinicians across all medical specialties. The most common technique for nasoenteral intubation is blind passage, as it does not require the use of sophisticated or expensive medical equipment. Unfortunately, blind placement too frequently results in trauma and is a source of significant morbidity and mortality.