Enteral nutrition

Gail A. Cresci, Robert Martindale

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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
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781420038392
ISBN (Print)0849327059, 9780849327056
Publication statusPublished - 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.