noun, plural IVs, IV's.

an intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.

Origin of IV

First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for ivs

Contemporary Examples of ivs

  • I started the “Save Giovanni” campaign with flyers -- pictures of my son with IVs in his chest and his arm.

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    I Saved My Son’s Life

    Michael A. Guglielmo

    June 16, 2011

  • And Norman, tubes and IVs stuck all over his body, went back to reading the newspaper.

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    Mailer's Final Gift

    Lawrence Schiller

    February 5, 2009

ivs in Medicine



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