stomato-, stomat-, stom-, -stoma, -stomatous, -stomous, -stome, -stomy, -ostomy, -ostome,
(Greek: mouth, opening; orifice)
2. Artificial feeding through a tube passed through the skin into the stomach.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube, but it does not necessitate doing an open laparotomy (operation on the abdomen).
The aim of PEG (as with any gastrostomy) is to feed those who can not normally swallow their food. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy may be done by a surgeon, otolaryngologist, or a gastroenterologist. It is usually done in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility.
See gavage for information about a similar procedure.
2. The fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule.
3. The lip, or edge of the aperture, of a spiral shell.
4. The membrane surrounding the mouth of an invertebrate animal.
2. An instrument used in magnetic surveying for detecting changes in magnetic field intensity.
It takes intermittent measurements of absolute field strength.3. A sensitive device designed to measure the frequency of the proton resonance in ordinary water.
2. A surgical opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach near the pylorus.