total parenteral nutrition

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total parenteral nutrition

n. Abbr. TPN
The administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding, especially to individuals unable to ingest food through the digestive tract. Also called hyperalimentation.
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Noun1.total parenteral nutrition - administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cavatotal parenteral nutrition - 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
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
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She had a history of noncompliance and the decision to pursue home TPN therapy was difficult; however, it did prove to be successful.
Salma al-Marri, the mother of a young patient, Mayassa, who is now nine-year-old, said that before Mayassa was placed under the Home TPN Service she had to stay in the hospital for four years.
Then D5/NS + 20 meq KCI at 30 cc/hr was initiated until her home TPN arrived.