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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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For the 2nd group (n=5), saline as vehicle was given by oral gavage daily for 14 days.
The TAA-CLF rats were randomly divided into five groups (n=8) treated once daily for 14 days by gastric gavage as follows: distilled water (control group), 5 (L5) and 10 mg/kg (L10) losartan potassium groups (14) and 0.
2] = 38%], whereas a non-significant negative association was estimated for exposure via gavage [MD = -0.
In this study, 12 adult barred owls (Strix varia) were gavage fed a 30% weight-by-volume barium suspension (25 mL/kg body weight).
In addition to the standard diet, the animals in experimental group G2 were given 10mg of caffeine per 100g body weight once a day on alternate days, three days in a week by oral gavage for 60 days.
Group 1: Control NTR (NTR-C), treated with the saline vehicle, administered by gavage at 5 ml/kg bw/day, 7 days/week for 3 weeks.
Briefly, animals were given glucose (1g/kg) by gavage and blood samples were collected from the tail vein of mice at 0, 15, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after administration for the measurement of glucose.
The OLE was dissolved in saline and administered daily via oral gavage for the 8 weeks.
Animals in group A served as Control and were given normal saline by oral gavage tube.