: nadp

TPN

2 of 2

abbreviation

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun

triphosphopyridine nucleotide

First Known Use

Noun

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of TPN was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“TPN.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/TPN. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

TPN

1 of 2 noun
: nadp

TPN

2 of 2 abbreviation
total parenteral nutrition
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