feeding tube n.
A flexible tube that is inserted through the pharynx and into the esophagus and stomach and through which liquid food is passed.
In patients who are unable to eat, a feeding tube is often placed.
Seizure disorder, severe developmental delays and neurological impairment, feeding tube and tracheotomy.
With the help of mobility aids and a feeding tube, she lived well past her initial prognosis of death by age 4.