drip

1. To flow a drop at a time. 2. A flowing in drops.
- alkaline milk d. a variable mixture of sodium bicarbonate in whole milk dripped into the stomach through a small oral or nasal tube to produce constant achlorhydria; a now obsolete therapy for certain ulcers.
- intravenous d. the slow but continuous introduction of solutions intravenously, a drop at a time.
- Murphy d. SYN: proctoclysis.
- postnasal d. term sometimes used to describe sensation of mucoid or mucopurulent discharge from the posterior nares.
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delirium and drugs-restricted mobility and retention-infection, inflammation and impaction-polyuria [causes of urinary incontinence]; delirium, restricted mobility, infection or impaction, pharmaceuticals

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drip 'drip vb, dripped; drip·ping vt to let fall in drops vi
1) to let fall drops of moisture or liquid
2) to fall in drops
drip n
1 a) a falling in drops see POSTNASAL DRIP
b) liquid that falls, overflows, or is extruded in drops
2) a device for the administration of a fluid at a slow rate esp. into a vein <was hooked up to an intravenous \drip> also a material so administered <a glucose \drip> see GRAVITY DRIP

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n.
apparatus for the continuous injection (transfusion) of blood, plasma, saline, glucose solution, or other fluid into a vein. The fluid flows under gravity from a suspended bottle through a tube ending in a hollow needle inserted into the patient's vein. The rate of flow can be adjusted according to the rate of drips seen in a transparent section of the tube, but many infusion are now controlled by electronically regulated infusion pumps.

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(drip) the slow, drop by drop, infusion of a liquid.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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