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TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does total parenteral nutrition mean? 

TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION (noun)
  The noun TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION used as a noun is very rare.


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TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION (noun)


Sense 1total parenteral nutrition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hyperalimentation; total parenteral nutrition; TPN

Hypernyms ("total parenteral nutrition" is a kind of...):

alimentation; feeding (the act of supplying food and nourishment)


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