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to'tal paren'teral nutri'tion

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 Also called hyperalimentation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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