[in-truh-vee-nuh s] /ˌɪn trəˈvi nəs/
within a vein.
of, pertaining to, employed in, or administered by injection into a vein:
an intravenous solution.
an intravenous injection.
(anatomy) within a vein: an intravenous injection Abbreviations (esp of an injection) IV, i.v.
1847, coined in English from intra- “within, inside” + Latin venous, from vena “vein” (see vein). Related: Intravenously.
intravenous in·tra·ve·nous (ĭn’trə-vē’nəs)
Within or administered into a vein.
A descriptive term for things within a vein. Intravenous feeding or medication is the passing of nutrients or medicines into a vein through a tube.
- Intravenous anesthesia
intravenous anesthesia n. General anesthesia in which venipuncture is used as a means of injecting central nervous system depressants into the bloodstream.
- Intravenous anesthetic
intravenous anesthetic n. An agent that produces anesthesia when injected into the bloodstream via venipuncture.
- Intravenous bolus
intravenous bolus n. A large volume of fluid or dose of a drug given intravenously and rapidly at one time.
noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the continuous, slow introduction of a fluid into a vein of the body. Abbreviation: IV. intravenous drip n. The continuous introduction of a solution intravenously, a drop at a time.