- A flexible tube inserted into the stomach through which liquid food is passed.
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Examples from the Web for stomach tube
Our Dr. Egan afterward gave him water through a stomach-tube.Campaigning in Cuba
A stomach-tube would have solved the difficulty, but, of course, I had not one with me.The Mystery of 31 New Inn
R. Austin Freeman
The passage of oesophageal bougies or the stomach-tube into the oesophagus will often reveal the point of stricture.
Recent or threatened hemorrhage from the stomach would contraindicate the use of the stomach-tube.
The emptying of a dilated stomach by means of a stomach-tube will sometimes bring to prominence a gastric tumor.