Intravenous therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. Intravenous (IV) means “within vein”. Intravenous infusions are commonly referred to as drips. The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. Intravenous therapy may be used for fluid administration (such as correcting dehydration), to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications and for blood transfusions.
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