infusion rate


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infusion rate

The speed of administration of a solution in mL/hr.

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It is calculated by the following formula: Rate = (Dose × 60 × Body weight)/Concentration, in which the dose is in mcg/kg/min; 60 is in min/hr; weight is in kg; and the concentration of the substance in solution is in mcg/mL.
See also: rate
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