Definitions

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  • n. A five-percent (by volume) solution of dextrose, suitable for intravenous injection.

Etymologies

Initialism of dextrose 5 (percent in) water (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She had an IV running with D5W fluids at a rate of only 50mL/hour and she still has not been given any nutritional supplements via her IV.

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  • This is what starts coursing through her veins: the Daunorubicin, 50 mg in 25 ccs of D5W; Cytarabine, 46 mg in a D5W infusion, a continuous twenty-four-hour IV; Allopurinol, 92 mg IV.

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  • Physically, he looked only a little the worse for wear, with bandaged leg and shoulder and a needle in his arm feeding him D5W from a bottle hung on an IV stand.

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  • Of course, it's hard for the average layman to remember if they received a "liter of D5W" or a

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  • NO 80 ppm 5\% dextrose in water (D5W) 1 mL / min 20 min NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA) 4 to 8 mol / min NOS inhibitor blood flow was measured by venous occlusion plethysmography (Hokanson) during which time hyperspectral images were collected

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  • I nearly needed to START AN IV D5W, TKO, WITH RINGERS LACTATE ...

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