HyperDic: tpn

English > 1 sense of the word TPN:
NOUNactTPN, total parenteral nutrition, hyperalimentationadministration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava
English > TPN: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningAdministration 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.
Synonymstotal parenteral nutrition, hyperalimentation
Broaderfeeding, alimentationThe act of supplying food and nourishment
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