Meaning of hyperalimentation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpəralɪmɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/


mass nounMedicine
  • Artificial supply of nutrients, typically intravenously.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘She gradually improved with conservative therapy using broad spectrum antibiotics and parenteral hyperalimentation.’
    • ‘Nasogastric tubes are rarely necessary, and parenteral hyperalimentation is fraught with potential complications.’