hyperalimentation hyperalimentation

Definition(s):

  • (n) administration 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

Synonym(s)

tpn

Usage(s):

  • Most required only temporary hyperalimentation while they recovered from illness, surgery, the effects of cancer therapy or severe burns.
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