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Parenteral

Definition
adjective
Relating to or describing the method or route of administration not through the gastrointestinal tract but through other route, such as subcutaneous, intravenous, intramuscular, etc.
Supplement
For instance, parenteral nutrition pertains to the administration of nutrition through the veins.
Word origin: Greek para (beside) + enteron (intestine)
Compare:

  • enteral

Related term(s):

  • Parenteral therapy
  • Infusions parenteral
  • Mentioned in:

    • Behrings law
    • Basal anaesthesia


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