A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: parenteral?
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Pathology 44 years experience
Not through gut: This describes any way of delivering medication or nutrition bypassing the stomach / intestnie ("para" -- alongside; "enteral" -- gut). Most often this means giving it by vein; it can mean injection or implantation.
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Parenteral.: Something that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly. Regardless, the agent doesn’t require absorption by the GI tract - it enters the bloodstream directly.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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