What do we call that putting a dextrose in your hand?
But I really mean "dextrose". Yes, the type of sugar. I commonly see it in the hospital where patients are being "pinned" with dextrose hanging by them.
I want to know what term you have for it when one is being "pinned"(not the correct term, I know). He is being what?
The system that delivers the dextrose (I thought they used glucose, but what do I know) or any other drug via a liquid directly into the bloodstream is called an "I.V." (for intravenous). This is referred to in various ways: the doctor might say, "Let's get an IV started," or "he's on IV antibiotics [or whatever the drug is]." I believe another phrase is "to hang an IV."
[not a teacher, nor yet a medical professional]
I wouldn't say your friend was "IVed"; it sounds like something terrible happened to him. I would say they gave him glucose (or whatever) intravenously.
Last week, my friend collapsed inside their house that we have to carry her out to the car. We brought her to the hospital where her husband works. She was very ill and they had her on an IV.
There were about 5 IV's (bags of dextrose/whatever) attached to her intravenously.
Because of the popularity of US hospital dramas, it's hard to work out what the British English version is; in any case, if UK based native speakers say 'IV' then that's what it's called. But I can remember a time not too long ago when people were 'hooked up' or 'put on a drip'. It was an IV drip right enough, but I don't think "IV" on its own was used in the UK until fairly recently.
(My two penn'orth ).
Glucose is simple sugar and it is the main source of energy in the body. Glucose is made by the body.
Dextrose is glucose sugar refined from corn starch. Dextrose is a sweetener and a readily available source of energy. Dextrose is produced by the enzyme conversion of corn starch and then refined by ion-exchange demineralization.
In this case I`d use dextrose, although , as far as I know, the two notions have been always used interchangeably.