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infusion

noun imbruement, imbuement, impregnation, inculcation, infiltration, infusio, injection, insertion, instillation, introduction, penetration, permeation
See also: incorporation

INFUSION, med. jur. A pharmaceutical operation, which consists in pouring a hot or cold fluid upon a substance, whose medical properties it is desired to extract. Infusion is also used for the product of this operation. Although infusion differs from decoction, (q.v.) they are said to be ejusdem generis; and in the case of an indictment which charged the prisoner with giving a decoction, and the evidence was that he had given an infusion, the difference was held to be immaterial. 8 Camp. R. 74.

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He began by remarking that soda-water, though a good thing in the abstract, was apt to lie cold upon the stomach unless qualified with ginger, or a small infusion of brandy, which latter article he held to be preferable in all cases, saving for the one consideration of expense.
Close to 3 million people are estimated to rely on home infusions each year in United States alone and the trend is expected to be the same in Europe as well.
Propofol infusion syndrome is a rare but frequently fatal complication in critically ill children who are given prolonged high-dose infusions of the drug.
The regular visits accommodate their need for life-saving infusions of antibodies.
An advantage of programmable infussion devices for large-volume fluid administration in institutionalized patients is that tapering rates can be set to automatically begin, taper and end infusions without nursing personnel physically making these adjustments.
Why not impress guests at your next cocktail party with custom infusions you make yourself?
Caution must be exercised with every ERBITUX infusion as there were patients who experienced their first severe infusion reaction during later infusions.
Biogen Idec (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Roche (SWX Zurich) today announced positive results of a Phase III clinical study of Rituxan(R) (Rituximab) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), showing that a significantly greater proportion of patients who received a single course of two infusions of Rituxan with a stable dose of methotrexate (MTX) achieved American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 20, 50 and 70 response rates compared to patients who received placebo and MTX.
It is a novel alternative to the standard delivery method of systemic intravenous (IV) infusions to treat kidney dysfunction related to a number of conditions, including cardiovascular and interventional procedures, diseases such as CHF, and conditions that may develop in connection with a medical treatment or diagnostic procedures.
TRT delivers medications and other therapeutic agents directly to the kidneys and is an alternative to the standard delivery of systemic intravenous (IV) infusions to treat kidney dysfunction related to cardiovascular disease.
Andrew Firestone Plays Cupid at Rose's Cocktail Infusions "Mix 'n Mingle" Party to Benefit New York Cares
The new coding takes effect January 1, 2005 and will result in physician reimbursements that better account for physicians' resources, expertise and time associated with administering REMICADE and other complex IV infusions.