Intravenous

Intravenous means occurring within or by way of a vein. Medications or fluids may be given by inserting an intravenous (IV) needle into a vein, usually in the back of the hand or on the forearm.

Last Updated: January 28, 2010

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & John M. Freedman, MD - Anesthesiology

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