ingestion


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in·gest

 (ĭn-jĕst′)
tr.v. in·gest·ed, in·gest·ing, in·gests
1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. See Synonyms at eat.
2. To take in and absorb as food: "Marine ciliates ... can be observed ... ingesting other single-celled creatures and harvesting their chloroplasts" (Carol Kaesuk Yoon).

[Latin ingerere, ingest- : in-, in; see in-2 + gerere, to carry.]

in·gest′i·ble adj.
in·ges′tion n.
in·ges′tive adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ingestion - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)ingestion - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
deglutition, swallow, drink - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
suck, sucking, suction - the act of sucking
drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
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ingestion

noun
An act of swallowing:
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Translations
Ingestion

ingestion

[ɪnˈdʒestʃən] Ningestión f
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ingestion

[ɪnˈdʒɛstʃən] n [substance, food, drug] → ingestion f
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ingestion

n (Biol) → Nahrungsaufnahme f
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in·ges·tion

n. ingestión, proceso de ingerir alimentos.
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ingestion

n ingestión f
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Currently in Pakistan the standard therapeutic regimen and procedures to assess lithium level is to use a single dose of slow release lithium carbonate preparation followed by collection of blood sample after 12 hours of ingestion of the dose.
A has no psychiatric diagnoses, she has a history of depressive symptoms, self-harm by cutting, and a suicide attempt by ingestion of an over-the-counter (OTC) medication 1 year ago.
We present a case of serious camphor-related toxicity in a child who remained asymptomatic until > 4 hours after accidental ingestion. Informed consent was not required as no personally identifying information was used in this report.
Mean annual effective doses received to stomach (ingestion), lung (inhalation) and ingestion plus inhalation (whole body) from drinking water sources in Peshawar Town-1 were computed to be 0.0062 +- 0.00033, 0.0732 +- 0.034 and 0.080 +- 0.0037 mSv, respectively.
Specifically, the latest report of the DOH's Fireworks-Related Injury Surveillance report showed that 22 cases were related to fireworks use while two cases were due to 'fireworks ingestion.'
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Dr Lawati said, 'Our study is the first-of-its-kind in Oman to describe the frequency of FB ingestion, the types of FBs ingested, and the frequency of complications as seen in The Royal Hospital.'