Introducing a specialized form of food through a vein is called parenteral (intravenous) nutrition (PN) or total parenteral nutrition (TPN). To treat or prevent malnutrition is the main goal of this procedure.
If a person’s digestive system cannot tolerate or absorb adequate food, this may be recommended by a doctor. Intravenous feeding at home is called home PN.
A needle will be inserted through your vein and PN will provide liquid nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, electrolytes, and minerals.
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