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in·fu·sion

 (ĭn-fyo͞o′zhən)
n.
1. The act or process of infusing.
2. Something infused or introduced: an economy in need of regular capital infusions.
3. The liquid product obtained by infusing: prepared an infusion of medicinal herbs.
4.
a. Introduction of a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.
b. The solution so introduced: a sucrose infusion.
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infusion

(ɪnˈfjuːʒən)
n
1. the act of infusing
2. something infused
3. an extract obtained by soaking
4. (Medicine) med introduction of a liquid, such as a saline solution, into a vein or the subcutaneous tissues of the body
infusive adj
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in•fu•sion

(ɪnˈfyu ʒən)

n.
1. the act or process of infusing.
2. something that is infused.
3. a liquid extract, as tea, prepared by steeping or soaking.
4.
a. the introduction of a saline or other solution into a vein.
b. the solution used.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infusion - a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
beef tea, Bovril - an extract of beef (given to people who are ill)
black catechu, catechu - extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally
solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
pancreatin - extract from the pancreas of animals that contains pancreatic enzymes; used to treat pancreatitis and other conditions involving insufficient pancreatic secretions
2.infusion - the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)
extraction - the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
3.infusion - (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
instillation, instillment, instilment - the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
4.infusion - the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality; "the team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent"
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
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infusion

noun
1. injection, introduction, dose, insertion He brought a tremendous infusion of hope to the people.
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Translations

infusion

[ɪnˈfjuːʒən] N [of new talent, money, capital] → inyección f (Culin) (= tea etc) → infusión f
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infusion

[ɪnˈfjuːʒən] n
(= tea etc) → infusion f
a herbal infusion → une infusion
(= injection, introduction) [money, capital] → injection f
a cash infusion → une injection de liquidités
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

infusion

n
(of hope etc)Einflößen nt; an infusion of cash/capitaleine Finanzspritze
(Cook) → Aufguss m; (tea-like) → Tee m; an infusion of rosehip teaHagebuttentee m
(Med) → Infusion f
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infusion

[ɪnˈfjuːʒn] n (tea) → infuso
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in·fu·sion

n. infusión.
1. introducción lenta, por gravedad, de líquidos en una vena;
2. sumersión de un elemento en agua para obtener los principios activos solubles;
rapid ______ rápida.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

infusion

n infusión f
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Further studies regarding the effects of other doses, other administration routes, constant-rate infusions, and slow-release formulations on the pharmacokinetics of hydromorphone hydrochloride and its metabolites in American kestrels may be indicated.

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