The Liquid diet is the restriction of solid food intake, and replacement of solid food with liquids. In hospitals, liquid diets are prescribed by doctors for a number of reasons for patients who are unable to consume solid foods. Liquid diets may be prescribed following surgery or as a preparation for certain medical procedures. Additionally, some people have injuries or medical conditions that limit their ability to eat solid foods. Most prescribed liquid diets allow sports drinks, broth, tea, and coffee. Strained juices may also be permitted.
In terms of weight loss, various diet plans have been developed that may be termed “liquid diets,” since these involve replacing all or part of one’s food consumption with liquids. These diets may include specifically formulated diet drinks or may be based upon consumption of teas and juices. Many liquid diets may not be nutritionally sound and safe for long-term weight loss.
- Liquid nitrogen
Nitrogen in a liquid state. Liquid nitrogen is supercool — about 200 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit) below zero — and is used for cryopreservation, cryosurgery, and cryomedicine. Liquid nitrogen is invaluable for preserving blood and bone marrow cells, sperm, ova, early embryos, and, in the microbiology laboratory, a variety of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc). […]
A brain malformation characterized by microcephaly and the lack of normal convolutions (folds) in the brain. Lissencephaly literally means “smooth brain.” It is caused by defective neuronal migration, a defect in the process in which nerve cells move from their place of origin to their permanent location. The surface of a normal brain is formed […]
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A disease that is caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis is an important public health problem in North America. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, and anyone who is immunocompromised. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, […]
A metric measure of capacity that is equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of water at 4′ Celsius and at standard atmospheric pressure of 760 millimeters of mercury. There are 1,000 cubic centimeters, or 1 cubic decimeter, in 1 liter. A liter is a little more than 1 quart (1.057 US liquid quarts). Abbreviated […]