A woman with an IV.
The definition of an IV is an abbreviation for intravenous, a procedure where a needle inserted directly into a vein to deliver liquids to the blood stream.
An example of an IV is what a nurse would use to give fluids to a severely dehydrated person.
- a procedure in which a hypodermic needle inserted into a vein provides a continuous supply of blood plasma, nutrients, or medicine directly to the bloodstream
- the apparatus used in such a procedure, typically consisting of a bag or bottle containing the fluid, which flows through plastic tubing to the needle
Origin of IV; from i(ntra)v(enous)
An apparatus for providing intravenous injections.
Origin of IVFrom i(ntra)v(enous).