Intravenous vs Infusion - What's the difference?

intravenous | infusion |


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.

intravenous

Adjective

(-)
  • Inside the veins.
  • Noun

    (-) (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!

    Synonyms

    * drip * intravenous therapy

    infusion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
  • An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion .
  • 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
  • [...] 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.
  • (obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.