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total parenteral nutrition
Subject Category
H Health and Pathology
S Biological Sciences
Definition
The delivery of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient whose sole source of nutrients is via solutions administered intravenously, subcutaneously, or by some other non-alimentary route. The basic components of TPN solutions are protein hydrolysates or free amino acid mixtures, monosaccharides, and electrolytes. Components are selected for their ability to reverse catabolism, promote anabolism, and build structural proteins.
Definition Source
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Broader Term
parenteral feeding
Spanish
nutrición parenteral total
Term Number
56892