Origin of intravenousintra- + venous
The definition of intravenous is into a vein.
When you use a needle to inject heroin directly into your vein, this is an example of intravenous drug use.
Within or administered into a vein.
A drug, nutrient solution, or other substance administered into a vein.
- Inside the veins.
(uncountable) (abreviated as IV)
From intra- + venous.
- Patients with SCID should be treated aggressively with antibiotics for any infection, and intravenous immunoglobulin should be given to replace the antibiotics the children cannot make, but these treatments cannot cure the disorder.
- Since this infection can cause potentially fatal conditions in the baby, many doctors recommend treating the mother with an intravenous antibiotic during the delivery in order to prevent the infection from reaching the baby.
- Treatment will take place over a period of several days, including administration of insulin, usually in combination with administration of intravenous fluids and salts to restore fluid and electrolyte balance.
- Clot busters must be administered quickly and properly through several specifically timed intravenous infusions according to a rigid protocol established for each drug and the body weight of each patient.
- Intravenous immunoglubulin (IVIG) has been the mainstay of treatment for a number of primary immunodeficiencies since it was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the early 1980s.