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Gastroenterology & Nutrition | Parenteral Nutrition

Glossary



D10-AAM16

Dextrose 10% with Amino Acid Mixture of 16 gm/liter. An example of notation for solutions compounded in the SLCH pharmacy. Until recently, standard solutions, created and modified over two decades by the PN team in consultation with major user groups in the hospital, reflected local and extended data and available products. Changes in ordering and compounding now allow for custom solution design. Solution design follows logically from the foundation of desired energy intake, amino acid requirements, and fluid intake. Nutrient concentrations fall within pre-determined limits.

EFA

Essential fatty acids

IL

Intralipid: An emulsion of vegetable fat and glycerol in the form of triglycerides.

MVI

Multivitamins, either MVI-Pediatric or MVI-12, are mixtures of water and fat soluble vitamins.

PN

Parenteral nutrition

TPN

Total Parental Nutrition. Intravenous nutrition often provides only a portion of energy or other needs. Parental nutrition or PN encompasses all situations.

TMA

Trace metal additive contains zinc, copper, chromium, and manganese in pre-measured amounts.


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