Clinical Research Glossary

infusion infusion


A way to give a fluid to the study participant, usually through a vein.

Example of infusion in a sentence

A study treatment given to a participant through their vein is an infusion.

More Info

In an infusion, the fluid could be a study treatment or other liquids, like ones that are given for hydration.

Other info to think about when joining a study

The term “infusion” will be used if there is a study treatment that is given through an infusion. If you are thinking about joining a study that has one or more infusions, you can ask what the infusion is for and what it contains.

You can always ask the study team to clarify any study procedures.

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