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Feb 4 2010   4:07PM GMT

Continuous delivery or continual?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
Intravenous systems enable _________ delivery of medication, which is often more beneficial to the patient than the intermittent delivery of oral medications.
a. continuous
b. continual

Answer: a


Something that’s continuous is unbroken; something that is continual keeps going for some time, but is intermittent.

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