mechanical infusion pump

mechanical infusion pump

A device for controlled administration of therapeutics (e.g., analgesics, antimicrobials, chemotherapy) in which the flow rate is controlled by special tubing and a mechanical device with a reservoir.

Pros
Portable, disposable.
 
Cons
Small reservoirs require that the drug is stable at high concentrations.
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mechanical infusion pump

Therapeutics A device for controlled administration of therapeutics–eg, analgesics, antimicrobials, chemotherapy. See Infusion device, Minibag. Cf Central venous catheter.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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