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1. Abnormal passage communicating with the stomach.
2. A tract leading from the stomach to the abdominal wall.
The secretion of increased amounts of acid by the stomach.
gastric lavage (s) (noun)
, gastric lavages (pl)
A procedure used to remove the contents of the stomach by washing it out; for example, after ingestion or swallowing a toxic (poisonous) substance: Gastric lavage
is performed by placing the patient down with his or her head below the level of the stomach and turned to one side; then a lubricated tube is passed down the esophagus into the stomach and a funnel is attached to the top and water is poured into it until the stomach is filled.
The top of the tube is then lowered, allowing the fluid in the stomach to drain into a bucket and this gastric lavage is repeated until the water shows up clear and clean.
proton pump inhibitor, proton-pump inhibitor, PPI, gastric acid pump inhibitor
1. A drug that limits acid secretion in the stomach.
2. Any of a group of drugs that inhibit the activity of proton pumps and are used to restrain gastric acid secretion in the treatment of ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
3. Any of a group of drugs used to treat excessive secretion of acid in the stomach and any resulting ulcers.
They block the enzyme (proton pump) in the cells of the gastric glands that secrete hydrochloric acid.