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Word! IV


Say: i v

IV is actually short for intravenous (say: in-truh-vee-nus).
Did you know you can get nourishment, fluids, and medicine through your
veins? In some cases, it can be the best way to deliver the fluid or medicine
that a person needs. IVs might be used if a person is having surgery, is very sick, or
can’t eat and drink normally. Whatever the reason, an IV can help the person get
better again.