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1. Physiology Located outside the digestive tract.
2. Medicine Taken into the body or administered in a manner other than through the digestive tract, as by intravenous or intramuscular injection.

par·en′ter·al·ly adv.


1. (Medicine) (esp of the route by which a drug is administered) by means other than through the digestive tract, esp by injection
2. (Medicine) designating a drug to be injected
[C20: from para-1 + entero- + -al1]
parˈenterally adv


(pəˈrɛn tər əl)

1. taken into the body in a manner other than through the digestive canal.
2. inside the body but outside the intestine.
par•en′ter•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parenteral - administered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
2.parenteral - located outside the alimentary tract
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms


[pæˈrentərəl] ADJparenteral


a. parenteral, rel. a la introducción de medicamentos o sustancias en el organismo por otra vía que no sea la del canal alimenticio;
___ hyperalimentationsobrealimentación intravenosa.


adj parenteral
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8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) announced the results of its Board of Directors election, including newly elected members to the Executive Committee.
The Home Total Parenteral Nutrition Service, introduced recently at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), is benefiting families of patients who are not able to obtain proper nutrition orally.
As more effort is put into this area to develop new biopharmaceutical drugs and bring them to market as quickly as possible, many innovator companies look towards the manufacturing and services capabilities of companies providing parenteral manufacturing services.
Historically, oral (PO) preparations of MTX have been used in the USA with some subcutaneous (SC) and other parenteral administration.
The 12 members of FDAs Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee voted unanimously that the benefits of teduglutide outweighed the risks and reduced the volume of parenteral nutrition and IV fluids needed after 6 months of treatment compared with placebo.
Purpose: Due to multiple court cases regarding the labelling of anthroposophic preparations in parenteral dosage forms containing mistletoe the Federal Institute For Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) invited the anthroposophic Marketing Authorization Holders (MAHTs) to discuss a compromise resulting in a revision of the standard Summary of Product Characteristic (SPC) for all relevant preparations.
Parenteral artesunate should be used in preference to quinine for the treatment of severe malaria, given its significant mortality and safety benefits.
Forty-four patients (mean age, 43 years) with severe acute pancreatitis (two-thirds of cases due to biliary disease, 23% due to alcohol) were randomly assigned to receive, beginning after hospital admission, standard parenteral nutrition (control group) or an isonitrogenous, isocaloric parenteral nutrition formula that supplied L-glutamine in the form of L-alanyl-L-glutamine (0.
Role of lipid excipients in modifying oral and parenteral drug delivery; basic principles and biological examples.
When oral or enteral nutrition cannot meet a patient's needs, parenteral nutrition (PN) support may be indicated.