Medical Dictionary


adj par·en·ter·al \pə-ˈrent-ə-rəl\

Medical Definition of PARENTERAL

:  situated or occurring outside the intestine <parenteral drug administration by intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection>; especially :  introduced otherwise than by way of the intestines <enteric versus parenteral feeding>
par·en·ter·al·ly \-rə-lē\ adverb
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