administer (something) to

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administer (something) to

1. To provide something to someone, usually a form of care or help. The organization held a fundraiser so that they could administer aid to the poor.
2. To inject or deliver something, such as medication. The doctor administered the flu shot to his patient.
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administer something to someone (or an animal)

to present or apply something to a person or an animal. The vet administered the drug to the cow.
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After a mute confession, communion was administered to the dying man, preparations made for the sacrament of unction, and in his house there was the bustle and thrill of suspense usual at such moments.
For myself I must say I cannot guess how many," said the battered knight Don Quixote; "but I take all the blame upon myself, for I had no business to put hand to sword against men who where not dubbed knights like myself, and so I believe that in punishment for having transgressed the laws of chivalry the God of battles has permitted this chastisement to be administered to me; for which reason, brother Sancho, it is well thou shouldst receive a hint on the matter which I am now about to mention to thee, for it is of much importance to the welfare of both of us.
Clinical investigators, based at University of California, Los Angeles, want to see if magnesium sulfate can protect the threatened brain when administered to stroke victims by paramedics within the first two hours of the onset of stroke.
Usually, exit exams are administered to college seniors who don't need to do well on the tests in order to graduate.
The Pb tracer vial was rinsed twice with 1 mL aliquots of sterile saline and the entire contents (3 mL) administered to the animal.
As part of the chemotherapy regime, drugs were administered to patients, but the patient was unable to select the type or quantity of drugs administered.
Surveyors observe medication administered to residents in a selected sample, or to residents representative of the sample's care needs.
During every shift of every day, a vast array of medications are administered to what may be hundreds of nursing home residents, most of whom take multiple medications.
38 m2, the actual 5-FU administered to certain cancer patients ranged between 775 and 1,190 mg/m2 per day for four consecutive days.
A total 2,408 of the exams were administered to 1,428 William S.
With regard to clinical data accumulated in EDEMA trials to date, over 235 doses of DX-88 have been administered to over 95 patients.
Stem cells will most often be administered to experimental subjects by catheters fitted with injection systems, such as a needle.
Independent studies published recently in peer reviewed literature have demonstrated more significant improvements in patient recovery rates when sedatives were administered to maintain a higher BIS target value.
The EDEMA2 trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of DX-88 when administered to patients repeatedly on separate attacks of HAE.
A non-opinionated, science-based course that students take on the web, AlcoholEdu is a two-and-one-half hour program that can be successfully and cost-effectively administered to an entire population of students.