Definition of intravenous
: situated, performed, or occurring within or entering by way of a vein; also : used in or using intravenous procedures
Recent Examples of intravenous from the Web
June 28 * A homeowner reported finding a large box of intravenous therapy (IV) medical bags in their front yard.
Even after the existence of the HIV virus was discovered to be the cause of AIDS in 1984, stigma about homosexuality and intravenous drug use colored the public’s perception of the disease.
An intravenous line was started in his arm, and amobarbital flowed into his veins … the rubber bite-guard was placed in his mouth, and a conductive gel was rubbed in the circles over his temples.
Dehydration can kill victims within 6 hours, but replacing liquid and electrolytes with an oral rehydration solution or intravenous fluids can save most people.
InfuSystem, which sells equipment for intravenous procedures to 1,700 sites throughout the United States and Canada, elected two new members to its board of directors at a shareholder meeting in Lenexa last week.
Standard treatment involves a combination of antibiotics, feeding via intravenous tubes, and surgery to remove diseased and dead tissue.
The new classroom, featuring a patient bed, toilet, beds pans, intravenous stands and vitals equipment for monitoring blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate, is scheduled to be ready by the 2018-19 school year, officials said.
A woman in her 60s with a low white blood cell count and degenerative arthritis received intravenous immunoglobulin, or antibodies, every three weeks for more than 10 years.
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Origin and Etymology of intravenous
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1849See Words from the same year
INTRAVENOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intravenous for English Language Learners
: through, in, or into a vein : entering the body through a vein
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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