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Intravenous (IV)

Into or within a vein. Intravenous usually refers to a way of giving a drug or other substance through a needle or tube inserted into a vein. Also called IV.

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Terms to know

Heart
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
Inhaling (Breathing In)
In medicine, refers to the act of taking a substance into the body by breathing.
Intestines
Also called the gut. See large intestine and small intestine.
Kidney
One of a pair of organs in the abdomen. The kidneys remove waste and extra water from the blood (as urine) and help keep chemicals (such as sodium, potassium, and calcium) balanced in the body. The kidneys also make hormones that help control blood pressure and stimulate bone marrow to make red blood cells.
Liver
The largest abdominal organ. The liver carries out many important functions, such as making important blood proteins and bile, changing food into energy, and cleaning alcohol and poisons from the blood.
Lungs
One of a pair of organs in the chest that supplies the body with oxygen, and removes carbon dioxide from the body.
Oral
By or having to do with the mouth.
Stomach
An organ that is part of the digestive system. The stomach helps digest food by mixing it with digestive juices and churning it into a thin liquid.
Veins
Blood vessels that carry blood to the heart.

Terms to know

Heart
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood....
Inhaling (Breathing In)
In medicine, refers to the act of taking a substance into the body by breathing....
Intestines
Also called the gut. See large intestine and small intestine....
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