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Rivers cocktail

Pronunciation: riv'erz

Definition: an intravenous slow injection of from 1000–2000 mL of 10% dextrose in isotonic saline to which thiamine hydrochloride and 25 U. insulin are added; used in acute alcoholism.

Synonym(s): Philadelphia cocktail

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