As nouns the difference between intravenous and infusion
is that intravenous
is (medicine) a dose of medicine administered from a drip, down through a hollow needle inserted into a patient's vein while infusion
is tea (infusion made from herbs
As an adjective intravenous
is inside the veins.
Inside the veins.
) (abreviated as IV
(medicine) A dose of medicine administered from a drip, down through a hollow needle inserted into a patient's vein.
- Get his morphine intravenous started stat!
* intravenous therapy
A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
The act of installing a quality into a person.
* 1602 : , act V scene 1
- An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion .
(obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.
- [...] but in the verity of extolment / I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion / of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of / him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would / trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.