Enteral nutrition

Gail A. Cresci, Robert Martindale

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Abstract

Historically, enteral feeding can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Greece, where nutrient enemas were used when patients were unable to take oral nutrition. Various combinations of wine, milk, broth, grains, and raw eggs were used with limited success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Nutrition and Food
PublisherCRC Press
Pages851-873
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781420038392
ISBN (Print)0849327059, 9780849327056
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Cresci, G. A., & Martindale, R. (2001). Enteral nutrition. In Handbook of Nutrition and Food (pp. 851-873). CRC Press.