- an intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.
Origin of IV
First recorded in 1950–55
- increased value.
- initial velocity.
- invoice value.
- initial velocity.
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Examples from the Web for iv
For hydration, an IV would have been effective, as CIA medical officers conceded.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture
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“While IV infusion is safe and effective,” one officer wrote, rectal hydration could be used as a form of behavior control.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
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Meanwhile, Beth is working from inside the hospital to secure the drugs Carol needs and to keep her hooked up to an IV drip.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale
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Mixner would insert it via an IV and hold his friend until the drip was completed.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People
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He is described by FrontPageAfrica as having become so angry he ripped the IV lines from his arms.How Bureaucrats Let Ebola Spread to Nigeria
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(iv) This vast ideal system is supposed to be based upon experience.Sophist
It's aff with her apron and on with her bonnet, iv'ry chance.The Shadow of a Crime
Under Edward IV his lands are naturally granted to other people and he is attainted.Henry the Sixth
All these possessions and privileges of the monks were confirmed by Dom João iv.
Not of course the famous son of Charles v., but a son of Philip iv.
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