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Moss tube

Pronunciation: mos

Definition:

  1. a triple-lumen, nasogastric, feeding-decompression tube that uses a gastric balloon to occlude the cardioesophageal junction, with simultaneous esophageal aspiration and intragastric feeding;
  2. a double-lumen, gastric lavage tube that provides continuous delivery of saline through a small bore, with simultaneous aspiration of fluid and some particles through a large bore.
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