- Administration or consumption of nutrients beyond minimum normal requirements, in an attempt to replace nutritional deficiencies. SYN: superalimentation, suralimentation.- enteral h. h. by the administration of elemental nutrients via a catheter placed within the intestinal tract; usually used in patients with at least a portion of functional small intestine.- parenteral h. h. of nutrients via central venous catheter in patients who cannot consume adequate nutrition by the enteral route.
* * *hy·per·al·i·men·ta·tion .hī-pə-.ral-ə-mən-'tā-shən n the administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding esp. to patients who cannot ingest food through the alimentary tract
* * *hy·per·al·i·men·ta·tion (hi″pər-al″ĭ-men-taґshən) 1. ingestion of excessive quantities; see also bulimia and binge eating. Called also hypernutrition and overnutrition. 2. administration of a greater than optimal amount of nutrients.
Medical dictionary. 2011.