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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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They attribute the decrease to their practice of hypodermoclysis, administering fluids through a needle placed in the subcutaneous tissues, for rehydration, switching opioids earlier when toxicity developed, and the use of less-sedating treatments, such as haloperidol, for delirium.
However, since there are multiple causes of confusion in terminal illness, and oral opiates administered in stable regimens are rarely associated with confusion, hydration by IV or hypodermoclysis should be used only after careful consideration of potential outcomes, degree of value to the patient or family, and duration of benefit.
These patients may benefit from low-volume fluid administration via hypodermoclysis (Bruera et al., 1995).