intravenous

adjective
in·tra·ve·nous | \ˌin-trə-ˈvē-nəs \

Definition of intravenous 

: situated, performed, or occurring within or entering by way of a vein also : used in or using intravenous procedures

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But unlike most teenage girls getting ready for prom, each had an intravenous needle poking from her hand and a hospital identification band around her wrist. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Teens put on gowns and tuxes and get a night to forget their troubles at special prom | The Kansas City Star," 13 Apr. 2018 The case surfaced on Sept. 20, 2016, when the hospital informed police of a possible poisoning after 88-year-old Nobuo Yamaki died while receiving an intravenous injection. Washington Post, "Japan police search home of nurse in hospital poison deaths," 12 July 2018 The Scott County Health Department Needle Exchange Program was started in 2015 as a response to an HIV outbreak linked to intravenous drug use in Scott County. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "Marion County needle exchange program a step closer to reality," 13 June 2018 Despite being in and out of hospitals since the age of 16, one of Harmon Clarke’s biggest fears is having an intravenous line inserted into his arm. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 But critics say that many keystones of naturopathic care, such as homeopathy and intravenous vitamin treatment, haven’t been scientifically proved. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "‘Natural’ doctors face skepticism from practitioners of conventional medicine," 9 Apr. 2018 Saric has been receiving intravenous treatment, the team said. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "Sixers' Dario Saric will remain out with bacterial infection in elbow," 2 Apr. 2018 People with certain neurological or cardiac forms of illness may require intravenous treatment with antibiotics such as ceftriaxone or penicillin. Kara Driscoll, ajc, "Lyme disease: 7 questions answered about tick-borne infections," 7 May 2018 Williams and Connors are accused in connection with their support of legislation in 2016 that would have benefited Trina Health, a business that licensed clinics that gave intravenous insulin treatments. Mike Cason, AL.com, "Alabama lawmaker, former GOP chairman appear in federal court today," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of intravenous

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intravenous was circa 1849

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intravenous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of intravenous

: through, in, or into a vein : entering the body through a vein

intravenous

adjective
in·tra·ve·nous | \ˌin-trə-ˈvē-nəs \

Medical Definition of intravenous 

1 : situated within, performed within, occurring within, or administered by entering a vein an intravenous feeding intravenous inflammation

2 : used in intravenous procedures intravenous needles an intravenous solution

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