intramuscular

adjective
in·​tra·​mus·​cu·​lar | \ ˌin-trə-ˈmə-skyə-lər How to pronounce intramuscular (audio) , -(ˌ)trä- \

Definition of intramuscular

: situated in, occurring in, or administered by entering a muscle an intramuscular injection

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Other Words from intramuscular

intramuscularly adverb

Examples of intramuscular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its popularity comes from that tenderness, and that tenderness is because this steak is cut from the tenderloin — a small section closest to the ribs that is low in intramuscular fat. Matt Haines, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need to grill up a perfectly seared steak," 30 July 2020 Based on that metric, and focusing specifically on intramuscular bites (those delivered directly into a prey animal’s muscle), these are 10 of the most-toxic venomous snakes on the planet. Steven Hill, Field & Stream, "10 of the Most Venomous Snakes in the World," 11 June 2020 With minimal training, anyone can safely administer naloxone in various forms – nasal spray, auto-injector or intramuscular injection – to effectively buy more time and get medical help for someone who has overdosed. Victoria Tutag Lehr, The Conversation, "Pharmacists could be front-line fighters in battle against opioid epidemic," 21 Apr. 2020 Five rounds of antibiotics and an intramuscular injection did nothing to relieve the underlying problem, which Hilty learned was an excessive buildup of fluid in her son’s ears. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Coronavirus in Oregon: Patients wait for care as doctors cancel thousands of non-emergency procedures," 7 Apr. 2020 Among many Pakistanis, popular belief holds that intravenous or intramuscular injections are more effective that medicine taken by mouth, which has increased the use of syringes across the country — and the likelihood of dirty needles being used. BostonGlobe.com, "The outbreak is extremely worrying, said the doctors, calling it “one of the worst’’ in Pakistan. They studied medical data of 31,239 people in Ratodero, where the HIV outbreak took place and who agreed to the study.," 21 Dec. 2019 Among many Pakistanis, popular belief holds that intravenous or intramuscular injections are more effective that medicine taken by mouth, which has increased the use of syringes across the country — and the likelihood of dirty needles being used. BostonGlobe.com, "The outbreak is extremely worrying, said the doctors, calling it “one of the worst’’ in Pakistan. They studied medical data of 31,239 people in Ratodero, where the HIV outbreak took place and who agreed to the study.," 21 Dec. 2019 Among many Pakistanis, popular belief holds that intravenous or intramuscular injections are more effective that medicine taken by mouth, which has increased the use of syringes across the country — and the likelihood of dirty needles being used. BostonGlobe.com, "The outbreak is extremely worrying, said the doctors, calling it “one of the worst’’ in Pakistan. They studied medical data of 31,239 people in Ratodero, where the HIV outbreak took place and who agreed to the study.," 21 Dec. 2019 Among many Pakistanis, popular belief holds that intravenous or intramuscular injections are more effective that medicine taken by mouth, which has increased the use of syringes across the country — and the likelihood of dirty needles being used. BostonGlobe.com, "The outbreak is extremely worrying, said the doctors, calling it “one of the worst’’ in Pakistan. They studied medical data of 31,239 people in Ratodero, where the HIV outbreak took place and who agreed to the study.," 21 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of intramuscular

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Intramuscular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intramuscular. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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intramuscular

adjective
in·​tra·​mus·​cu·​lar | \ -ˈməs-kyə-lər How to pronounce intramuscular (audio) \

Medical Definition of intramuscular

: situated within, occurring within, or administered by entering a muscle intramuscular fat an intramuscular injection

Other Words from intramuscular

intramuscularly adverb

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Britannica English: Translation of intramuscular for Arabic Speakers

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