What is Parenteral Nutrition and What is Intravenous (IV) Therapy?
Whereas enteral nutrition involves the delivery of food, water, and medications to your digestive system through a feeding tube, parenteral nutrition is completely different. Parenteral nutrition also delivers food, water, and medications, but it does so intravenously (through a vein). This means that the digestive system is essentially bypassed, and is uninvolved in the uptake of nutrients (Cleveland Clinic).
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