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Tube feeding machine. Nurse setting up an enteral (tube) feeding machine on a paediatric ward. This equipment delivers liquid feed (white, in bottle at top centre) and water (clear, in bottle at top centre) to a patient. The tube may enter the stomach through the nose (nasogastric) or abdomen (gastrostomy). Enteral feeding is necessary when food cannot be taken orally.
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