Glossary

Parenteral Drug

February 27, 2012

A drug intended for injection through the skin or other external boundary tissue, rather than through the alimentary canal (oral), so that active substances they contain are administered directly into a blood vessel, organ, tissue, or lesion. They are infused when administered intravenously, or injected when administered intramuscularly, or subcutaneously into the human body. See LVP, SVP.