total parenteral nutrition

Definitions of total parenteral nutrition
  1. noun
    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: TPN, hyperalimentation
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    type of:
    alimentation, feeding
    the act of supplying food and nourishment
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