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Meaning of INTRAVENOUS FEEDING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  administration of nutrients through a vein
 
 Synonyms: IV
 
 See Also: alimentation, feeding

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This is nutrition in the form of dextrose, amino acids and electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and trace metals administered intravenously to a patient whose intestines fail to function.
  • peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN): for short term requirements
  • total parental nutrition (TPN): for patients who require long-term support.
 

 

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