Definition of hyperalimentation in English:


Line breaks: hyper|ali¦men|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəralɪmɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Artificial supply of nutrients, typically intravenously.
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    • Intravenous hyperalimentation may be required until the gastrointestinal tract is functioning.
    • If surgery cannot safely be postponed, parenteral or enteral hyperalimentation should be started.
    • It is also associated with prior surgery, trauma, diabetes mellitus and in patients receiving intravenous hyperalimentation.

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