- nutrition, parenteral
- parenteral alimentation
- parenteral feed
- parenteral feeding
- PN - parenteral nutrition
- 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).
Definition from: MSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.