total parenteral nutrition(redirected from Parenteral nutrition, total)
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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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|Noun||1.||total 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|