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total parenteral nutrition

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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. intravenous administration of a solution of essential nutrients to patients unable to ingest food, especially in cases of severe gastrointestinal or malabsorption disorders or prolonged coma. Abbreviation: TPN
Also called hyperalimentation.
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total parenteral nutrition in Medicine

total parenteral nutrition

n.
  1. Nutrition maintained entirely by intravenous injection or by some other nongastrointestinal route.
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