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Meaning of TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava; used in cases of long-term coma or severe burns or severe gastrointestinal syndromes
 
 Synonyms: hyperalimentation, TPN
 
 See Also: alimentation, feeding

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Providing the body's nutritional needs by a balanced mixture of basic constituents supplied by intravenous infusion.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Total parenteral nutrition is the administration of nutrition by intravenous infusion. This method supplies all the needs of a patient for calories, water, amino acids, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and trace metals.
 

 

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