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Preferred Term:

parenteral feeding

Definition:
The administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered by a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
Narrower Concepts:
Entry Terms:
  • parenteral nutrition
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/39720
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