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[in-truh-vee-nuh s-lee] /ˌɪn trəˈvi nəs li/
through or within a vein.
Abbreviation: IV.
1895-1900; intravenous + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It contains a substance which if injected intravenously causes fall of blood-pressure.
  • Giving her dextrose intravenously had quickly reversed the situation.
  • It can harm the kidneys, and it must be given intravenously.
  • Indeed, in medical emergencies, coconut water has been used intravenously when conventional hydration fluids were not available.
  • Surgery solved that problem, but he was still so sick he had to be fed intravenously for many more months.
  • Fluids must be administered intravenously and precisely to keep vascular pressure at a safe level.
  • In some cases, iron is administered through muscular injections or intravenously.
  • In such cases, antibiotics are usually given intravenously for several days.
  • Administered intravenously, the drug can have toxic effects.
  • The drug can be taken by mouth or given intravenously.

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