from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reduction or decrease.
- n. The surgical insertion of a catheter into a vein, as for the administration of intravenous medication.
- adj. Reduced in size; abridged.
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- n. An emergency medical procedure in which the vein is exposed and a cannula is inserted into it.
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