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