enteral hyperalimentation


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enteral hyperalimentation

hyperalimentation by the administration of elemental nutrients via a catheter placed within the intestinal tract; usually used in patients with at least a portion of functional small intestine.

en·ter·al hy·per·al·i·men·ta·tion

(en'tĕr-ăl hī'pĕr-al-i-men-tā'shŭn)
Hyperalimentation by the administration of elemental nutrients using a catheter placed within the intestinal tract; usually used in patients with at least a portion of functional small intestine.

hyperalimentation

a program of parenteral administration of all nutrients for patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction; called also total parenteral alimentation (TPA) and total parenteral nutrition (TPN).
Although the term hyperalimentation is commonly used to designate total or supplemental nutrition by intravenous feedings, it is not technically correct inasmuch as the procedure does not involve an abnormally increased or excessive amount of feeding. For more information, see parenteral nutrition, superalimentation.

enteral hyperalimentation
the use of a gastrointestinal tube.
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