Definitions for parenteralpəˈrɛn tər əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•en•ter•alpəˈrɛn tər əl(adj.)

  1. taken into the body in a manner other than through the digestive canal.

    Category: Anatomy, Medicine, Physiology

  2. inside the body but outside the intestine.

    Category: Anatomy, Medicine, Physiology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parenteral(adj)

    administered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)

  2. parenteral(adj)

    located outside the alimentary tract


  1. parenteral(Adjective)

    Administered by some means other than oral intake, particularly intravenously or by injection.


  1. Parenteral

    Parenteral is the introduction of nutrition, a medication, or other substance into the body via a route other than the mouth, especially via infusion, injection or implantation. Parenteral nutrition is nutrition via the veins.


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