Iv meaning

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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.

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An apparatus for providing intravenous injections.
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Intravenous.
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Intravenously.
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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.
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An apparatus for providing intravenous injections.
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Intravenous.
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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.
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Origin of iv

  • From i(ntra)v(enous)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition