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intravenous drip

intravenous drip
An intravenous drip is an apparatus for delivering drugs, blood and blood products, nutrients and other fluids directly into the bloodstream. A hollow needle is inserted into an appropriate vein and then attached to a length of tubing leading from a bag containing the solution. The infusion is run into the vein at a controlled rate that may be regulated by a simple clip or a computer-operated infusion pump.

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