supplemental nutrition

Pronunciation: (SUH-pleh-MEN-tul noo-TRIH-shun)

A substance or product that is added to a person’s diet to make sure they get all the nutrients they need. It may include vitamins, minerals, protein, or fat, and may be given by mouth, by tube feeding, or into a vein.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2006-05-04