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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Nasogástrico

Nasogastric (nay-zoh-GAS-trik)
Describes the passage from the nose to the stomach. For example, a nasogastric tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat and esophagus, and into the stomach.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.