the continuous, slow introduction of a fluid into a vein of the body. Abbreviation: IV
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- intravenous anesthesia,
- intravenous anesthetic,
- intravenous bolus,
- intravenous urography,
- intraventricular block,
- intraventricular conduction,
Also called drip.
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The continuous introduction of a solution intravenously, a drop at a time.
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