Force-feeding is the practice of feeding a human or other animal against their will. The term “gavage” ( ) refers to the supplying of a nutritional substance by means of a small plastic feeding tube passed through the nose (nasogastric) or mouth (orogastric) into the stomach. In hospitals, some psychiatric patients can also be restrained so that sedatives can be injected into them; this happens if patients have been non-compliant with their instructions.
In medicine, therapeutic irrigation or lavage ( lə-VAHZH or LAV-ij) is cleaning or rinsing.
Specific types include:
Pulsed lavage is delivering an irrigant (usually normal saline) under direct pressure that is produced by an electrically powered device, and is useful in cleaning e.g. chronic wounds.
A process of force-feeding a goose for foie gras
A process of force-feeding cattle for veal
Feeding by means of a tube passed into the stomach
To stuff or glut with something
A washing of a hollow organ.
To wash a hollow organ
the administration of food or drugs by force, especially to an animal, typically through a tube leading down the throat to the stomach.
washing out of a body cavity, such as the colon or stomach, with water or a medicated solution.