Vocabulary Ch. 10, 11, 12, 27, 28

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  1. Menarche
    The first menstruation and the start of menstrual cycles.
  2. Atrophy
    Shrink
  3. Geriatrics
    The care of aging people
  4. Gerontology
    The study of the aging process
  5. Dysphagia
    Difficulty (dys) swallowing (phagia)
  6. Edema
    The swelling of body tissues with water.
  7. Graduate
    A measuring container to fluid
  8. Nutrient
    A substance that is ingested, digested, absorbed, and used by the body.
  9. Nutrition
    The processes involved in the ingestion, digestion, absorption, and use of foods and fluids by the body.
  10. Enteral nutrition
    Giving nutrients into the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract (enteral) through a feeding tube.
  11. Flow rate
    The number of drops per minute (gtt/min) or milliliters per hour (ML/hr)
  12. Gastrostomy tube
    A dcotro inserts a feeding tube through a surgically created opening (stomy) in the stomach (gastro); stomach tube
  13. Gavage
    The process of giving a tube feeding
  14. Jejunostomy tube
    A feeding tube inserted into a surgically created opening (stomy) in the Jejunum of the small intestine.
  15. naso-enteral tube
    A feeding tube inserted through the nose (naso) into the small bowel (enteral)
  16. Naso-gastric (NG) tube
    A feeding tube inserted through the nose (naso) into the stomach (gastro)
  17. Parenteral nutrition
    Giving nutrients through a catheter inserted into a vein; para mens beyond; enteral relates to the bowel.
  18. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube
    A feeding tube inserted into the stomach (gastro) through a small incision (stomy) made through (per) the skin (cutaneous); a lighted instrument (scope) is used to see inside a body cavity or organ (endo).

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Vocabulary Ch. 10, 11, 12, 27, 28
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