Definition of subcutaneous in English:


Line breaks: sub|cuta¦ne|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌbkjuːˈteɪnɪəs


Anatomy & Medicine
  • Situated or applied under the skin: subcutaneous fat
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    • The septum of these catheters is sutured under the skin in the subcutaneous tissue.
    • Any organ can be involved, but most frequently hemangiomas are localized to the skin and subcutaneous tissues.
    • The superficial veins conduct blood from the skin and subcutaneous tissue.



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  • Some casualty departments and ambulance services now recommend giving naloxone intramuscularly or subcutaneously rather than intravenously because it can be given more quickly and results in less violent recovery.
  • Pneumococcal vaccine is administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously as one 0.5-mL dose.
  • Healthy elderly volunteers were infused with normal saline either intravenously or subcutaneously, using radioisotopic triated water and technetium pertechnetate.

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