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Marjorie Canfield Willis- Medical terminology Chapter 14 - Gastrointestinal System THERAPEUTIC TERMS & COMMON THERAPEUTIC DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS

gastric lavage

oral insertion of a tube into the stomach for examination and treatment (ex: to remove blood clots from the stomach and monitor bleeding)

nasogastric (NG) intubation

insertion of a tube through the nose into the stomach for various purposes (ex: to obtain a gastric fluid specimen for analysis)


drug that neutralizes stomach acid


drug that prevents or stops vomiting


drug that decreases motility in the gastrointestinal tract to arrest spasm or diarrhea


drug that causes movement of the bowels; also called a laxitive

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