Home parenteral nutrition program (TPN)

    Home parenteral nutrition program (TPN)

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    Definition of home parenteral nutrition program (tpn)

    Parenteral nutrition, also called total parenteral nutrition (TPN), is the medical term for feeding through a vein (intravenous). TPN can be used at home by people whose digestive system can’t absorb nutrition. Intravenous feeding may be temporary or lifelong. With time and experience, people using TPN can have improved quality of life.

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