Rivers' cocktailmedical dictionary

An intravenous slow injection of from 1000 to 2000 ml of 10% dextrose in isotonic saline to which thiamine hydrochloride and 25 units of insulin are added; used in acute alcoholism.

Synonyms: Philadelphia cocktail.

(05 Mar 2000)

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An English physician, 1864-1922.

See: Rivers' cocktail.

(05 Mar 2000)