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    to keep her on Ⅳ?

    While reading about Dr Jack Kevorkian (Doctor Death) in Time's archive, I couldn't understand this sentence "This isn't right, to keep her on IV" . Keep her on IV? Does this means "keep her alive"?

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    is Kevorkia's mother and got cancer, in a coma, weighing only 70 lb. Her daughter (Kevorkian's sister) said this to the doctor.

    Read more: The Death of Jack Kevorkian, Advocate of Assisted Suicide - TIME

    It is in the fifth paragraph.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: to keep her on Ⅳ?

    IV = intravenous

    In more recent years, the word "intravenous" has taken on a second role: as a noun. Thus, "an intravenous" refers to an intravenous fluid drip, a solution (usually a balanced electrolyte solution) administered directly into the venous circulation. Also called a drip.

    IV (intravenous) definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms

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    Re: to keep her on Ⅳ?

    Thank you, I understand.

    Please let me ask another question, "how Ⅳmeans intravenous?"

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    Re: to keep her on Ⅳ?

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    Thank you, I understand.

    Please let me ask another question, "how Ⅳmeans intravenous?"
    It's the first letter of Intra and the first letter of Venous. Together you get "I.V." but we don't bother with the dots.

    Another example: UV means ultraviolet.

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    Re: to keep her on Ⅳ?

    I understand. At first I thought IV means four, but now I understand that intravenous is abbreviated to IV.

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