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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.

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For subcutaneous infusion, infusion site pain and infusion site reaction (redness and swelling) occurred in the majority of patients.
Continuous computerised subcutaneous infusions present new challenges (9,16).
van Laar T, van Hilten B, Neef C, et al: The role of EDTA in provoking allergic reactions to subcutaneous infusion of apomorphine in patients with Parkinson's disease: A histologic study.
"Subcutaneous infusion is a powerful delivery method for a variety of drugs with solubility, permeability, and first-pass metabolism challenges, and the h-Patch(TM) may offer a cost-effective alternative means of reliable and patient-friendly drug dosing," said CEO John Timberlake.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 23, 2017-EMED Technologies announces US FDA's expanded indications of SCIg60 Infusion System for subcutaneous infusion of immunoglobulin
Patients will receive up to eight consecutive days of Cenderitide through subcutaneous infusion using Insulet's drug delivery' system based on the OmniPod technology.
There are various routs of ketamine administration in the treatment of postoperative pain: topical, intramuscular, intravenous, intra-thecal, and recently subcutaneous administration.1,2,6-14 Continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSI) of analgesics may be an alternative for pain control in patients without an epidural catheter, or in patients undergoing anti-coagulant therapy.
For subcutaneous infusion, there is no need for extra manipulations; the insulin pump cartridge is filled with pure' insulin (3 ml for the pumps used in this study).
Treprostinil is administered using a subcutaneous infusion pump that is significantly smaller than the intravenous pump required for epoprostenol administration.
Alternatively, the drug can be given as a continuous intravenous or subcutaneous infusion at 20 mcg/hr.
It is the only alternative to deferoxamine--which is administered overnight for 8-12 hours by subcutaneous infusion, usually into the abdomen, 5-7 days per week.

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