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Parenteral

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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)

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