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Parenteral nutrition

Synonym(s)

  • nutrition, parenteral
  • parenteral alimentation
  • parenteral feed
  • parenteral feeding
  • PN - parenteral nutrition

Definition(s)

The administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered by a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).

Definition from: MSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014