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bolus

(ˈboləs)
n. a physician. (From the Latin name for a pill.) The bolus kept trying to get me to lose weight.
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Intravenous oxytocin bolus of 2 units is superior to 5 units during elective caesarean section.
Various methods are used to control blood glucose within acute care settings, including continuous insulin infusion, bolus (sliding scale) coverage, carbohydrate intake dosing, and basal-bolus combination dosing.
Bolus (montmorillonized and kaolinized clay overburden of coal containing oxides and hydroxides of iron and titanium) was obtained from the middle part of Czech brown coal bush.
She presented a double-blind clinical trial in which 188 IVF patients undergoing a long agonist suppression protocol were randomized to a 450-IU bolus of FSH or placebo at the time of hCG trigger, 36 hours before oocyte retrieval.
There was also substantial bolus to bolus variation in prey type captured during a single breeding season by the Plain Swift (Apus unicolor) in the Canary Islands (Garcia-del-Rey et al.
All patients received the systemic bolus dose of tirofiban 10 mcg/kg either via intracoronary (IC) or intravenous (IV) route, followed by a 36 hours of IV infusion at 0.
Experts currently recommend that cats should never be given medication "dry"--instead, any pill or capsule should be followed with a food treat or a bolus of water.
The Bolus function allows the user to add 1/4 of preset fluid by bolus cable, without interrupting current infusion at a minimum of 30-min intervals.
The bolus will always move from one highpressure chamber to the next low-pressure chamber, with muscles compressing and expanding the various compartments and their associated valves.
The pump's Audio Bolus/ezBolus button allows the user to program a bolus using audible tones to confirm programming and delivery.
H's physician started him on a basal/ bolus insulin regimen, which is more aggressive than a sliding-scale protocol and, as such, has prompted some physicians to view it warily.
You never use force to push the dosing gun down the throat; the key is to wait patiently until the animal swallows voluntarily, at which time you squeeze the release trigger and the four inch bolus is dispensed easily and without fuss, down the throat.
A spike in reports of severe allergic reactions in patients receiving bolus injections of heparin made by Baxter Healthcare Corp.