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total parenteral nutrition

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Total parenteral nutrition is a method of feeding a patient who is, for some reason, unable to use their gastrointestinal tract for taking in nutrition. Their nutritional requirements are given intravenously. The term total refers where it is given as the sole source of nutrition, as opposed to being used to supplement oral - enteral - intake.

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