gastric lavage

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Noun1.gastric lavage - washing out the stomach with sterile water or a saltwater solution; removes blood or poisons; "when the doctor ordered a gastric lavage the hospital pumped out my stomach"
lavage - washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
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This retrieves a better specimen than that from three days of gastric irrigation.
In addition, a nasogastric tube may be inserted to perform gastric irrigation or complete diagnostic procedures.