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bo·lus

 (bō′ləs)
n. pl. bo·lus·es
1. A round mass: "A dense bolus of trapped dolphins fills the frame" (Kenneth Browser).
2.
a. A single, relatively large quantity of a substance, such as a dose of a drug, intended for therapeutic use and taken orally.
b. A concentrated mass of a substance administered intravenously for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
3. A soft mass of chewed food within the mouth or digestive tract.

[Medieval Latin bōlus, from Greek bōlos, lump of earth.]

bolus

(ˈbəʊləs)
n, pl -luses
1. a small round soft mass, esp of chewed food
2. (Pharmacology) an intravenous injection of a single dose of a drug over a short period
3. (Pharmacology) obsolete a large pill or tablet used in veterinary and clinical medicine
4. (Dyeing) another word for bole2
5. (Colours) another word for bole2
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek bōlos clod, lump]

bo•lus

(ˈboʊ ləs)

n., pl. -lus•es.
1. a round mass of medicinal material, larger than an ordinary pill.
2. a soft, roundish mass or lump, esp. of chewed food.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin bōlus clod of earth < Greek bôlos]

bolus

, chyme - Bolus is chewed food ready for swallowing, and chyme is swallowed, partially digested food.
See also related terms for swallow.

Bolus

 a small rounded mass of a substance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bolus - a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
globe, orb, ball - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
2.bolus - a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
lozenge, pill, tablet, tab - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
Translations

bolus

n pl <-es> (Med) → große Pille

bo·lus

n. bolo.
1. cantidad de una sustancia que se administra en determinado tiempo por vía oral o intravenosa para obtener una respuesta inmediata;
2. masa de consistencia suave lista para ser ingerida;
alimentary ______ alimenticio.

bolus

n bolo
References in classic literature ?
Mawmsey that it must lower the character of practitioners, and be a constant injury to the public, if their only mode of getting paid for their work was by their making out long bills for draughts, boluses, and mixtures.
Peacock on a similar occasion had administered a series of boluses which were not otherwise definable than by their remarkable effect in bringing Mrs.
Mahbub stuffed himself with great boluses of spiced mutton fried in fat with cabbage and golden-brown onions.
Pullet, shaking her head at the idea that there were but few who could enter fully into her experiences in pink mixture and white mixture, strong stuff in small bottles, and weak stuff in large bottles, damp boluses at a shilling, and draughts at eighteenpence.
Once an ICR is established, patients can adjust their mealtime boluses based on their carbohydrate intake.
In conclusion, trace mineral boluses supplementation to pregnant ewes at late gestation improved minerals status of the ewes and their newborns at parturition and consequently enhanced body weight.
However, over a decade ago, evidence began to emerge showing that epidural pumps programmed to deliver intermittent epidural boluses (PIEB) of local anesthetic provide more effective analgesia that CEI (2-4).
9%) Li et al (2) China 1088 Food boluses Vicente et al (3) Spain 8 Meat (100%) Carr & USA 64 Meat (92%) Drennan (4) Sperry USA 548 Meat (25%) et al (5) Crockett USA 548 Meat (35%) et al (6) Longstreth USA 194 Meat (85%) et al (7) patients, vegetable (3%), 223 nuts, rice, egg episodes sandwich, pastry (3%), fruit (2%), unspecified (8%) Gretarsdottir Iceland 308 Meat (68%) et al (8) Study Gastrointestinal Flexible comorbidity esophagoscopy success rate (%) Webb (1) Li et al (2) Esophageal carcinoma, 98.
Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) within 10% of the level before anaesthesia was maintained by injection ephedrine 5 mg IV boluses.
The patient received two supplementary boluses, first 30 min after the start of perfusion, and the second 45 min after the previous bolus.
I tend to use a bolus technique, where one or two boluses are injected while tenting the skin up to ensure injection into the correct plane and to avoid the vessels.