feeding tube n.
A flexible tube that is inserted through the pharynx and into the esophagus and stomach and through which liquid food is passed.
Seizure disorder, severe developmental delays and neurological impairment, feeding tube and tracheotomy.
With the help of mobility aids and a feeding tube, she lived well past her initial prognosis of death by age 4.
Twice a day, soldiers shackle Moqbel to a restraint chair, and force a feeding tube into his stomach though his nose.
In patients who are unable to eat, a feeding tube is often placed.