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Introduction of nutritive material into the stomach by means of a tube.

[French, from gaver, to force down the throat, ultimately from Old French gave, throat, from Vulgar Latin *gaba.]


(Agriculture) forced feeding by means of a tube inserted into the stomach through the mouth
[C19: from French, from gaver, from Old French (dialect) gave throat]



forced feeding, as by a flexible tube and a force pump.
[1885–90; < French]


forced feeding, either of animals or humans, by inserting a tube in the throat and using a force pump.
See also: Food and Nutrition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gavage - feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
nasogastric feeding - feeding consisting of delivering liquid nutrients through a tube passing through the nose and into the stomach
gastrogavage - feeding a nutrient solution into the stomach through a tube through a surgically created opening
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Drugs were administered once daily for three consecutive days by gavage at a volume of 0.
The quantity of dried extract for each animal was suspended in tap water (5 ml) just before oral administration and the total volume (5 ml) was administered by gavage.
5 mL of tap water inserted into the crop by use of a gavage tube (n = 8) or the equivalent volume of tap water only (control group; n = 4) for 15 days.
the animals were randomly divided into 8 groups of 10 each as control (non-diabetic) healthy animals and Gallic acid or streptozotocin (STZ) were not injected to the group; diabetes induced groups with STZ (60mg/kg) [14] that did not receive the Gallic acid and 3 diabetes induced groups as well as 3 non-diabetic rats than received Gallic acid for 3 weeks (10, 50 and 100 mg / kg) by gavage method [15].
Known today as a quintessentially French delicacy, the roots of the gavage feeding technique used to create foie gras, fattened duck or goose liver, are actually far closer to home.
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A 90-day oral gavage toxicity study of D-methylphenidate and D, L-methylphenidate in Sprague-Dawley rats.