Supplying all the most important nutrients into a vein, by an infusion.
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(Liquid Nutrition) This is complete liquid food that is given through a drip into a vein. It can be used when someone is having very intensive treatment and is losing a lot of weight. It can be helpful when you are having difficulty eating because of a very sore mouth, bad diarrhoea or sickness.
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Parenteral nutrition: Intravenous feeding. Also called parenteral alimentation.
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<gastroenterology, pharmacology> A method of delivering nutrition or other substances directly into a vein. ... Fluids given usually include salt (saline), glucose, amino acids, electrolytes, vitamins and medications. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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a technique for meeting a patient's nutritional needs by means of intravenous feedings; sometimes called hyperalimentation, even though it does not provide excessive amounts of nutrients. Nutrition by intravenous feeding may be either total parenteral nutrition or only supplemental. Total parenteral...
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Parenteral nutrition (PN) is feeding a person intravenously, bypassing the usual process of eating and digestion. The person receives nutritional formulae that contain nutrients such as glucose, amino acids, lipids and added vitamins and dietary minerals. It is called total parenteral nutrition (TP...
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A process in which vital nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals are administered into a vein. This procedure is used in infants that are not capable of consuming breast milk or formula by mouth. Synonym(s): Hyperalimentation Intravenous Feedings
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A form of nutrition that is delivered into a vein. Parenteral nutrition does not use the digestive system. It may be given to people who are unable to absorb nutrients through the intestinal tract because of vomiting that won't stop, severe diarrhea, or intestinal disease. It may also be given to th...
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Intravenous solution containing nutrients....
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