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

Definition of hyperalimentation in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Artificial supply of nutrients, typically intravenously.
Example sentences
  • 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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