Artificial Hydration and Artificial Nutrition (a.k.a. medically assisted nutrition):

Artificial hydration and artificial nutrition are medical treatments that supplement or replace ordinary eating and drinking by giving a chemically balanced mix of nutrients and/or fluids through a tube placed directly into the digestive tract (enteral) or through a tube directly into a vein (parenteral). It is administered through a feeding tube, nasogastric tube or a catheter into a large vein.

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