parenteral therapy

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pa·ren·ter·al ther·a·py

therapy introduced usually by a needle through a route than through the alimentary canal.

parenteral therapy

A medicine or solution administered via a route other than ingestion.


not through the alimentary canal, e.g. by subcutaneous, intramuscular, intrasternal or intravenous injection, e.g. parenteral fluid therapy.

parenteral alimentation
see parenteral nutrition (below).
parenteral hyperalimentation
see parenteral nutrition (below).
parenteral nutrition
the provision of adequate carbohydrate, protein, vitamins, minerals and fluids parenterally to maintain the animal over a relatively long period of several weeks. Called also parenteral alimentation, parenteral hyperalimentation. See also parenteral nutrition.
parenteral therapy
treatment by the parenteral route is limited to those substances that are soluble in a solvent that can be injected into tissues including the bloodstream. The choice of routes may depend on the nature of the vehicle used, e.g. oily preparations are injected into tissues, irritant substances are injected intravenously slowly.
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Prosthetic joint infections were treated with parenteral therapy for 54 [+ or -] 7 days, and other hardware- or device-associated infections were treated for 65 [+ or -] 10 days.
The best cost/benefit empirical therapy in children is still ceftriaxone/cefuroxime for parenteral therapy (2,4,8).
When calves of group C (n=10) were treated with topical application of Pyodine solution and Cicatrin powder plus parenteral therapy of Moxin and Melacam the average percentage recovery was 83% (Table I).
For class 3, oral+parenteral drugs were prescribed to 44% patients followed by only parenteral therapy to 40 % patients.
There are several potential complications of enteral and parenteral therapy with which patients and families should be familiar.
She responded well to surgical drainage and mastoidectomy with myringotomy tube placement and initial parenteral therapy with vancomycin (plus ceftriaxone), and was transitioned to oral levofloxacin.
In the second study, following parenteral therapy, 15 infants with skin-eye-mouth (SEM) HSV disease were randomized to the same dosage of oral acyclovir; 14 to placebo.
The extent of the injury and the depth and location of the wound all should be considered in deciding between oral and parenteral therapy.
Children and pregnant women, who likely represent only a small proportion of pilgrims, could be given intramuscular ceftriaxone, but there is also a risk of anaphylaxis besides the disadvantages of parenteral therapy.
Parenteral therapy is sometimes necessary for those very few patients who do not improve with oral and topical antimicrobial therapy and aggressive local care.
Parenteral therapy with penicillin is adequate for animal bite infections.