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administer (something) to (one)

1. To provide something to one, 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 to one, 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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During the first day of the campaign, 632,000 children were administered polio drops.
A nine-month-old girl, Nishwa was paralysed after being administered 'wrong injection' by 'untrained nursing staff' at the hospital earlier in April.
According to Provincial Coordinator Polio Emergency Operation Centre, during the drive, 2.5 million children up to five year of age would be administered anti- polio drops.
Tests are administered by two groups: local group administers tests for servants in Bishkek, the mobile group administers tests in the regions of the country.
Mumbai [Maharashtra], Jul 6 ( ANI ): The Congress on Thursday said that it was "unfortunate" that Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi administered the oath of three MLAs without inviting Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and rued the fact that the protocol was not followed during the process.
The degree of immunosupression in patients in whom hematopoetic stem cell transplantation has been performed varies according to the type of the donor, the type of transplantation (autologous, allogenic), problems which develop after transplantation and the treatment administered.
administered at a subsequent visit, when indicated and feasible.
second dose was administered at least 4 weeks after the first
* Revaccination with meningococcal conjugate vaccine is now recommended for children who remain at increased risk for meningococcal disease after 3 years (if the first dose was administered at age 2 through 6 years), or after 5 years (if the first dose was administered at age 7 years or older) (4).
Examples are crushing of enteric-coated tablets that protect the active ingredient against degradation by gastric acid, which would reduce bioavailability; and reduction of serum concentrations of phenytoin by 72% when it is administered with enteral feeds.
(1.) Gaydos CA et al., Internet-based screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to reach nonclinic populations with marled sell administered vaginal swabs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2006.
When the researchers administered 1,25-D to a variety of cells, production of beta-defensin 2 increased "modestly," White told Science News.
The standard drug ondansetron, 4 mg of which were administered by IV to a third of the 75 women, was effective at reducing post-operative nausea--but not as effective as electro-acupoint stimulation (beginning 30 minutes before anesthesia).
Qualifications: Candidates must meet stringent experience and educational qualifications, including two graduate-level courses administered by The American College.