TPN

noun
\ ˌtē-ˌpē-ˈen How to pronounce TPN (audio) \

Definition of TPN

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Definition of TPN (Entry 2 of 2)

total parenteral nutrition For patients who can't eat afterward or can't eat enough, doctors can now deliver the essential nutrients through a tube that empties into the stomach (enteral feeding) or into the blood stream through a tube (total parenteral nutrition, or TPN).— Jason Forsythe and Doug M. Podolsky TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) provides all the known necessary nutrients in the proper amounts (salts, glucose, amino acids, lipids, and vitamins).— Harriet Hall

First Known Use of TPN

Noun

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for TPN

Noun

triphosphopyridine nucleotide

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“TPN.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/TPN. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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TPN

noun
\ ˈtē-ˈpē-ˈen How to pronounce TPN (audio) \

Medical Definition of TPN

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Medical Definition of TPN (Entry 2 of 2)

total parenteral nutrition

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