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ingestion

[in′jes·chən]
(biology)
The act or process of taking food and other substances into the animal body.
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ingestion

Anything swallowed by an engine, including foreign objects like pebbles, birds, and metal parts. However, the term does not include air.
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Caustic ingestion was accidental in 31 (59%) and suicidal in 22 (41%).
Caustic ingestion in adults: the role of endoscopic classification in predicting outcome.
The mean time for referral was 49.7 days after caustic ingestion (range 1-140 days).
[18], who showed that delayed dilatation (>6 weeks after caustic ingestion) in children carried a higher risk of perforation and a higher recurrence rate in comparison to timely (<6 weeks) dilatation.
Talbert (1987), "Caustic Ingestion and Its Sequelae in Children," Southern Medical Journal, 80(2): 187-190.
(1986), "Caustic Ingestions," Clinical Pediatrics, 25(4):192-196.
Conclusion: Caustic ingestion injuries were seen more in younger females with predominant cause as suicidal intent.
Causes for oesophageal strictures included post-surgical stenosis secondary to oesophageal atresia post repair (59%), caustic ingestion (20%), oesophageal ref ux disease (9%) surgical causes (8%) and foreign body ingestion (4%).
Exposure to caustic ingestions continues to be a serious problem in underdeveloped countries [1-3].