alimentation

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alimentation

[‚al·ə·mən′tā·shən]
(biology)
Providing nourishment by feeding.
(hydrology)
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Augmentation with CCK before the emergency scan (to empty a sludge-filled gallbladder) in patients with acute pain suggestive of cholecystitis who have had a long nothing-by-mouth status or who have been on total parenteral alimentation and/or who have been injected with morphine sulfate during the scan at approximately 1 hour can improve the sensitivity and specificity of imaging by manipulating the sphincter of Oddi (which tightens with morphine and relaxes with CCK) and contractility (Figure 3).
The use of catheters for parenteral alimentation solution (PAS) or for multiple purposes markedly increased the risk of catheter infection.