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1. Nasogastric tube (nasogastric intubation)
This is a tube passed from a nostril through the nasal pharynx , back of the oral pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach. Its functions include: * decompressing the stomach after some type of surgery of the gastrointestinal tract which predisposes to gastric distention or vomiting. * decompressing the stomach of patients * emptying the stomach of patients who are semicomatose or comatose and suspected to have a full stomach * emptying stomach contents in the case of esophageal perforations * emptying stomach contents in cases of bowel obstructions * serving as a conduit for the administration of drugs and nutrition for some patients