Understanding enteral nutrition
Enteral feeding is a form of nutritional support when a patient with a working digestive system is unable to eat or drink. Food is administered via a tube through the nose or a stoma placed into the stomach or small intestine.
Enteral nutrition is widely used as it's simpler and more substantial than parenteral nutrition (i.e. nutrition administered via a drip).
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