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View in Spanish: Fórmula nutricional entérica polimérica infantil

Pediatric polymeric enteral nutrition formula (pee-dee-A-trik pah-lih-MER-ik EN-teh-rul noo-TRIH-shun FOR-myoo-luh)
A nutritional drink that helps children who cannot get everything they need in their diet from foods and other drinks. It may be given through a small tube that is inserted through the nose into the stomach or the small intestine. It may also be given through a tube that is put into the stomach or the intestinal tract through an opening made on the outside of the abdomen. Also called PediaSure.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.