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(in-jek-shŏn)

introduction into the body of drugs or other fluids by means of a syringe. Common routes for injection are into the skin (intracutaneous or intradermal); below the skin ( subcutaneous); into a muscle ( intramuscular), for drugs that are slowly absorbed; and into a vein ( intravenous), for drugs to be rapidly absorbed. Enemas are also regarded as injections.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine.


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