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To introduce into the body; denoting a fluid forced beneath the skin or into a blood vessel.
See also: injection.
[L. injicio, to throw in]
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tr.v. in·jected, in·jecting, in·jects
a. To introduce (a drug or vaccine, for example) into a body part, especially by means of a syringe.
b. To treat by means of injection: injected the patient with digitalis.

in·jec′tor n.
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Cardiology A clinical study–International Joint Efficacy Comparison of Thrombolytics–that compared the efficacy of IV streptokinase and rtPA–reteplase double bolus injection in managing acute MI See Acute myocardial infarction, Alteplase, Heparin, Myocardial infarction, Reteplase, Streptokinase, tPA. Cf COBALT, GUSTO I.
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To introduce into the body; denoting a fluid forced beneath the skin or into a blood vessel.
[L. injicio, to throw in]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


To introduce into the body; denoting a fluid forced beneath skin or into a blood vessel.
[L. injicio, to throw in]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about inject

Q. Why is insulin injected and not taken as a pill?

A. so if that's the case, why can't you use a patch (like a nicotine patch)? wouldn't that do the same trick?

Q. I received a corticosteroid injection in my left knne th A.M. Knee is all stiff & swollen. Is this normal?

A. actually you might have already had an arthritis in your knee before, then your doctor injected you with a corticosteroid into the affected joint. usually you will feel better (less pain) in your affected joint. if the symptoms don't improve then I suggest you to go see your specialist for further advise and treatment.

Q. My arm became limp after flu shot & have had pain in arm. Vaccine itself or improper injection? Any advice? I could not move my arm about 3 hours after the injection. It took about 3 days before I could raise my arm at all. It became painful to use and has bothered me for a couple of months. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot which helped some but not completely. He had never seen this reaction before. Is it a reaction to the vaccine or could it be the way it was injected? Is their anyone who has had or knows of a similar case?

A. I had a flu shot last October, and it was given to me directly on the backside (and up high) of my shoulder. I went to the gym after I received the shot, and now have two tears in my (torn) rotator cuff, with a perforation in my rotator cuff tendon. I think it may have been improperly given. Now I need to have surgery to repair it. Look up your symptoms on webmd, and surf the net. Talk to your doctor too. The only way to find out what is really going on with it is to have an MRI. A simple xray will not reveal a tear in the muscle or tendon in the rotator cuff. If you can't lift your arm, and have trouble sleeping at night, and pain on your deltoid and bicep (rotator cuff injury pain radiates to these areas) because of the pain, then chances are you have an injured rotator cuff. These people giving these immunizations need more training. They are causing serious injury to people that go in to get a shot to stay healthy, and then end up with a serious injury, and possible surgery !!! Goo

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People who reported any injection drug use before starting treatment had almost an 11 times higher chance of injecting drugs after beginning therapy.
As well as a rise in injecting, reports found users suffer from psychological problems, including paranoia, panic attacks and general loss of control.
By DECLAN BrENNAN JunkieS desperate for a high are putting their lives at risk by injecting themselves with banned head shop drugs.
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Health bosses said that if heroin users insist on injecting the drug, they must not use dirty or shared needles.
This is a study of patterns and determinants of HIV prevalence and risk behaviour characteristics in four population groups--female sex workers (n=2023), injecting drug users (n=1391), unmarried men aged 15-24 (n=1885) and different categories of mobile groups (n=1923) in four border provinces of Viet Nam during April-June 2002.