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  Infusion therapy



Infusion therapy

    The introduction of fluid other than blood into a vein. (Also called intravenous therapy.)

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Blood
The life-maintaining fluid which is made up of plasma, red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets; blood circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries; it carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.

Vein
A blood vessel that carries blood from the body back into the heart.

Intravenous
Introducing a fluid into the bloodstream through a vein (usually in the patient's forearm).



SIMILAR TERMS
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Infumorph
Infumorph is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): morphine sulfate.

Infuvite pediatric
Infuvite pediatric is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ascorbic acid; biotin; cholecalciferol; cyanocobalamin; dexpanthenol; folic acid; niacinamide; pyridoxine; riboflavin; thiamine; tocopherol acetate; vitamin A; vitamin k.

Infuvite pediatric pharmacy bulk package
Infuvite pediatric pharmacy bulk package is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ascorbic acid; biotin; cholecalciferol; cyanocobalamin; dexpanthenol; folic acid; niacinamide; pyridoxine; riboflavin; thiamine; tocopherol acetate; vitamin A; vitamin k.



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In vitro
Procedure done in test tube.

In vivo
Procedure that uses trace amounts of radiopharmaceutical that are given directly to a patient; majority of nuclear medicine procedures are in vivo.

Incidence
Statistic that equals the number of new cases of a particular disease that occur in a population during a defined period of time, usually one year.

Inferior vena cava
The large blood vessel (vein) that returns blood from the legs and abdomen to the heart.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Long-lasting problems that cause irritation and ulcers in the GI tract - The most common disorders are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Infusion therapy

Inotropic medications
Medications that increase strength of the contractions in the heart.

Internist
An advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience.

Intestinal flora
The bacteria, yeasts, and fungi that grow normally in the intestines.

Intestinal mucosa
The surface lining of the intestines where the cells absorb nutrients.

Intestines
See large intestine and small intestine. Also called gut.

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