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Ringer’s solution

Edited by Elizabeth Martin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

Ninth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199687817
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191767302
Ringer’s solution

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a clear colourless *physiological solution of sodium chloride (common salt), potassium chloride, and calcium chloride prepared with recently boiled pure water. The osmotic pressure of the solution is the same as that of blood serum. Ringer’s solution is used for maintaining organs or tissues alive outside the animal or human body for limited periods. Sterile Ringer’s solution may be injected intravenously to treat dehydration. [...

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