within a vein.
of, pertaining to, employed in, or administered by injection into a vein: an intravenous solution.
an intravenous injection.
intravenous feeding. Abbreviation: IV
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How to use intravenous in a sentence
The medical team installed a long-term intravenous line to administer an antibiotic for six weeks.
In early April, the doctor said Howze should be switched to intravenous antibiotics.The Nursing Home Didn’t Send Her to the Hospital, and She Died | by Sean Campbell | January 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Thus far, intravenous infusions of urea have relieved sickle-cell crises in 22 patients tested.50 years ago, urea showed promise as a sickle-cell treatment | Bethany Brookshire | December 17, 2020 | Science News
He lost about 25 pounds and was on intravenous antibiotics for a month.Maryland’s Jake Funk has become numb to pain so the tumult of 2020 can’t faze him | Emily Giambalvo | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
The company also announced it would begin testing the intravenous drug in children.Remdesivir may work even better against COVID-19 than we thought | Tina Hesman Saey | July 13, 2020 | Science News
Already there is an HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men and intravenous drug users in Egypt.Al-Sisi’s Egypt Is Worse For Gays Than The Muslim Brotherhood | Bel Trew | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I'm kind of afraid of needles, but if there were a personal intravenous caffeine drip, I would seriously consider it.
Hitler himself was given intravenous injections of methamphetamine by his personal physician, Theodor Morell.
An intravenous form of the drug aggravated cardiac problems and, in a few rare cases, caused sudden death.
He regularly gets intravenous vitamin injections and maintains his boyish face with the help of Botox.
intravenous injection is the best method of treating patients when the loss of blood has been great.
Rogers has reduced the mortality of cholera by intravenous injections of hypertonic saline until it is only 15 per cent.The Wanderings of a Spiritualist | Arthur Conan Doyle
The intravenous feeding kept dripping into his vein and he went on rambling.The Old Die Rich | Horace Leonard Gold
His shirt had, been removed, and intravenous infusion was being begun in the right leg, I believe.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
There was present at the time two intravenous catheters in place with fluids running.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for intravenous
anatomy within a vein: an intravenous injection Abbreviations (esp of an injection): IV, i.v.
- intravenously, adverb
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Scientific definitions for intravenous
Existing or occurring within a vein.
Administered into a vein, as an injection.
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Cultural definitions for intravenous
A descriptive term for things within a vein. Intravenous feeding or medication is the passing of nutrients or medicines into a vein through a tube.
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