Many of these words appear throughout this website, however, other terms have been included here as well.
The area of your body that covers your stomach.
An opening in your feeding tube that only your doctor uses. Your doctor uses the balloon port to inflate and deflate the balloon that keeps your feeding tube in place.
A round disc on your Entuit® Gastrostomy BR Balloon Retention Feeding Tube. The bolster lies against your abdomen on the outside of your body to help keep your feeding tube in place.
Taking in a large amount of liquid food, usually through a syringe, within a short period of time several times a day.
A device that is used to inject liquid food into your feeding tube for bolus feeding, and to flush your feeding tube with water. This 60 mL syringe has a tapered tip that easily fits into your feeding tube or your feeding set.
Being unable to empty your bowels.
Taking in liquid food by using a pump or a bag to move the food into your feeding tube at a slow, steady rate (for example, over a period of 8–24 hours).
A set that allows for continuous feeding.
A condition in which your body doesn’t have as much water and fluids as it should have.
Having frequent, watery bowel movements.
A syringe that has an ENFit connection.
Nutrition received through a feeding tube.
The opening in your feeding tube where liquid food is inserted.
A pump that pushes liquid food through your feeding bag. This is used for pump feeding, a continuous feeding method.
A bag that contains liquid food and connects to your feeding tube directly.
To rinse the inside of your feeding tube with liquid.
A mixture of vitamins and nutrients that your doctor prescribes. You can buy ready-to-use formula, or you can buy powdered formula that you mix with water.
A type of feeding tube that is placed through the skin of your abdomen and into your stomach.
A bag that contains liquid food. This is used for gravity feeding.
Taking in liquid food from a bag that is suspended in the air on a hook or pole. Gravity causes the liquid food to flow into the feeding tube.
A set that allows for gravity feeding.
The part of your feeding tube that connects to bolus extension connectors, continuous extension connectors, and syringes.
A syringe that can contain 50–60 mL of liquid.
Liquid food that remains in your stomach from a previous feeding.
Food in liquid form that can be taken in through your feeding tube.
The part of your Entuit® BR feeding tube that locks.
The opening where you put medicine in your feeding tube.
Nutrition received through your veins.
The part of a syringe that pushes water or liquid food into your feeding tube.
A continuous feeding method in which a pump pushes liquid food through your feeding tube.
A set that allows for pump feeding.
A hole made in the abdomen. This hole leads to the stomach.
A device that is used to inject liquid food into your feeding tube for bolus feeding, to flush your feeding tube with water, and to inject medicine into the medicine port of your feeding tube.
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