(redirected from infusion rate)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.


Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

For example, an interest rate is determined by the ratio between the principal and interest.

Rate is also used synonymously with tax.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
FPG: fasting plasma glucose; Fins: fasting serum insulin; TC: total cholesterol; TG: triglycerides; LDL-c: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-c: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; PEDF: pigment epithelium- derived factor; GIR: glucose infusion rate; NC: normal control; HF: high fat; MET: metformin.
Intravenously administered fosphenytoin causes less pain and phlebitis than IV phenytoin and can be infused at 150 mg PE/min, which is three times faster than the maximum infusion rate for phenytoin.
We used propofol at a constant infusion rate (300 mL/h) and used syringe drop technique to titrate the end point of anaesthesia, which has been suggested as being more accurate in defining anaesthetic end point.
Recent studies have shown that regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is superior to regional heparin/protamine anticoagulant for the prolongation of circuit life during CRRT and is associated with fewer adverse events.[sup][6],[7],[8],[9] Actually, the rate of calcium infusion into the systemic circulation differs depending on the parameters of CRRT or other factors in different studies.[sup][10],[11],[12] Therefore, it is unclear that which factors affect the calcium infusion rate during CRRT with RCA.
Dosages and infusion rates vary because local anesthetics and opioids may be combined for maximum effectiveness (Chawla, 2013; Graber, 2013; Yarnell, 2013).
The low infusion rates required can also mitigate risks of fluid overload by minimising daily volume administration.
[ISO.sub.VAP] concentrations obtained throughout the experimental period (from baseline to the highest infusion rate of DBT) were averaged and compared among treatments by use of Kruskal-Wallis followed by Dunn' test for multiple comparisons.
However, her institution has "considerably backed off using continuous infusion rate" and now relies more on patient-controlled bolusing, resulting in a lower manual re-bolus rate.
Postoperative orders included IV fluids of '1000 cc D5W [dextrose 5% in water]--600 cc q8h.' An experienced pharmacist accidentally calculated the infusion rate incorrectly and entered 200 mL/hour instead of 75 mL/hour on the child's electronic medication administration record (eMAR)...
Whole blood glucose levels, either obtained from an arterial line or a capillary, were monitored every 1 to 4 hours, and the insulin infusion rate was adjusted and maintained by intensive care nurses according to a strict glycemic algorithm.
Patients were started at a steady infusion rate of 5 mL/min, corresponding to 0.01 U/min of vasopressin or 5 mcg/min of norepinephrine.