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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.]
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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]
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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]
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bolus

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

 a small rounded mass of a substance.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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Translations

bolus

n pl <-es> (Med) → große Pille
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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bolus

n bolo
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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.
'I have a desire to hear of that same madrissah.' 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.
Another 15% of pump users indicated that they don't use combination boluses because they simply don't need them.
For boluses before meals, the short-acting analogue insulin lispro (Humalog, Eli Lilly & Co.) has been widely adopted since its release in 1996.
The evolution of maintenance of epidural analgesia has progressed from manually delivered intermittent boluses to continuous epidural infusion (CEI), to the addition of patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) boluses for breakthrough pain and now programmed intermittent epidural bolus (PIEB).
Results: Mean SD dose of rescue boluses in Tramadol group was 89.26 +- 40.00 mg, while mean of equipotent dose of Nalbuphine group was 134.72 +- 61.81 mg (p<0.001).
Now he has begun giving iodine boluses to his 23-head suckler herd - and has seen instant results.
Initial pump parameters also considered the evidence that PIEB labor analgesia has a higher threshold for motor blockade because the intraneural concentration is reduced as local anesthetic diffuses out of the nerve between boluses (8).
More recently, Pinder and colleagues9 studied thehemodynamic effects of IV boluses of oxytocin, 5 and10 IU, in women having Caesarean section under spinal anesthesia and confirmed the dose-related effects of oxytocin.
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