adjective Anatomy, Medicine/Medical, Physiology.
taken into the body in a manner other than through the digestive canal.
not within the intestine; not intestinal.

1905–10; par- + enter- + -al1

parenterally, adverb Unabridged
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parenteral (pæˈrɛntərəl)
1.  (esp of the route by which a drug is administered) by means other than through the digestive tract, esp by injection
2.  designating a drug to be injected
[C20: from para-1 + entero- + -al1]

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parenteral par·en·ter·al (pā-rěn'tər-əl)

  1. Located outside the alimentary canal.

  2. Taken into the body or administered in a manner other than through the digestive tract, as by intravenous or intramuscular injection.

par·en'ter·al·ly adv.
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The use of parenteral antimicrobial drugs must be limited to serious infections.
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