parenteral

adjective par·en·ter·al \ pə-ˈren-tə-rəl \

Definition of parenteral

: situated or occurring outside the intestine; especially : introduced otherwise than by way of the intestines

parenterally

play \pə-ˈren-tə-rə-lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of parenteral

International Scientific Vocabulary para- + enteral


Medical Dictionary

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parenteral

adjective 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

parenterally

play \-rə-lē\ adverb

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parenteral

noun

medical Definition of parenteral

: an agent (as a drug or solution) intended for parenteral administration

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