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confused :/

to inject serum to someone, do we use 'transfuse' ? or 'drip-feed' ?

for example how can we say 'doctor gave me serum ' ?

"The doctor drip-fed me? or the doctor transfused ...?

Feb 22, 2015 11:24 AM
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It would be "the doctor gave me an infusion".  This only applies if something is provided directly into the veins like through a drip feed.

 

For something that is administered beneath the skin into fat or muscle, for example insulin or a vaccine, you would call that an injection.

February 22, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbhvZ2y1V80

"Transfusion" by Nervous Norvus

http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/nervous_norvus/transfusion.html

 

ZZZZZZOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM
Tooling down the hightway doing 79
I'm a twin pipe papa and I'm feelin fine
Hey man dig that was that a red stop sign
[Scrreeech-BANG, tinkle]
Transfusion, transfusion
I'm just a solid mess of contusions
Never, never, never gonna speed again
Slip the blood to me, Bud

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I jump in my rod about a quarter to nine
I gotta make a date with that chick of mine
I cross the center line man you gotta make time-
[Scrreeech-BANG, tinkle]
Transfusion, transfusion
Oh, man, I got the cotton pickin convolutions
Never, never, never gonna speed again
Shoot the juice to me, Bruce
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My foot's on the throttle and it's made of lead
But I'm a fast ridding daddy with a real cool head
I'ma gonna pass a truck on the hill ahead-
[Scrreeech-BANG, tinkle]
Transfusion, transfusion
My red corpsuckles (sic) are in mass confusion
Never, never, never gonna speed again
Pass the crimson to me, Jimson
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I took a little drink and I'm feelin right
I can fly right over everything everything in sight
There's a slow poking cat I'm gonna pass him on the right
[Scrreeech-BANG, tinkle]
Transfusion, transfusion
I'm a real gone paleface and that's no illusion
I'ma never never never gonna speed again
Pass the claret to me, Barrett

 

(continued)
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February 23, 2015

I would say the doctor gave me a transfusion.  The fact that the bottle is drip - feeding the serum into the body is understood.    This means the same, but is more formal  " The doctor administered a transfusion to me.   That is in the passive voice which most English speakers do not use.  The first example (active voice) is much more common.   

February 22, 2015

   You would say:   I was medicated  intravenously."   The abbreviation for  intravenous is IV.

 

  The doctor   (or nurse)  gave me an IV to maintain   fluid balance.

 

  You might say;   "I was given  the common IV  for  Glucose and Saline."

February 22, 2015

funny song :) thanks :)

 

February 23, 2015
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