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physiological saline

n.
A sterile solution of sodium chloride that is isotonic to body fluids, used to maintain living tissue temporarily and as a solvent for parenterally administered drugs.

physiological saline

normal saline

; physiological saline; Normasol; Steripod physiological (isotonic) saline solution (0.89% NaCl in sterile water) that approximates to tissue fluid, does not dehydrate cells and is not tissue-toxic; used at 37°C ("Warmasol") to irrigate and cleanse chronic wounds (see wound)

saline, physiological 

A 0.9% sterile solution of sodium chloride in water. This concentration of sodium chloride is considered approximately isotonic with the tears. It is used to store and rinse soft contact lenses, to irrigate the eye, etc. Syn. normal saline; NaCl 0.9%. See eyewash; irrigation; isotonic solution.

physiological, physiologic

1. pertaining to physiology;
2. normal; not pathological. Conforming to the normal function of an organ or the body as a whole.

physiological age
age as measured by events rather than years. For example: first-calf heifer, fourth litter sow, stallion in his fourth season.
physiological saline
0.9% solution of sodium chloride. See also normal saline.
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