Meaning of total parenteral nutrition
to'tal paren'teral nutri'tion
— Med. Med.
- intravenous administration of a solution of essential nutrients to patients unable to ingest food, esp. in cases of severe gastrointestinal or malabsorption disorders or prolonged coma. Abbr.: TPN&hasp; Also called hyperalimentation.
- total parenteral nutrition (Thesaurus)