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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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