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saline

 [sa´lēn, sa´līn]
salty; of the nature of a salt.
saline solution a solution of salt (sodium chloride) in purified water. See also physiologic saline solution.

sa·line

(sā'lēn, -līn),
1. Relating to, of the nature of, or containing salt; salty.
2. A salt solution, usually sodium chloride.
[L. salinus, salty, fr. sal, salt]

saline

/sa·line/ (sa´lēn) (sa´līn) salty; of the nature of a salt; containing a salt or salts.
normal saline , physiological saline physiologic saline solution.

saline

(sā′lēn′, -līn′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
2. Of or relating to chemical salts.
n.
1. A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
2. A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic with blood and is used in medicine and surgery.

sa·lin′i·ty (sə-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

saline

[sā′līn]
Etymology: L, sal, salt
1 pertaining to a substance that contains a salt or salts.
2 pertaining to something that is salty or has the characteristics of common table salt. See also hypertonic saline, hypotonic saline.

saline

adjective Referring to the physiologic solution of NaCl in water.

noun The solution of NaCl in water.

saline

adjective Nursing Referring to salt or a saline solution noun Nursing A solution of salt and water. See Physiologic saline.

sa·line

(sā'lēn)
1. Relating to, of the nature of, or containing salt; salty.
2. A salt solution, usually sodium chloride.
[L. salinus, salty, fr. sal, salt]

saline

A solution of salt (sodium chloride) in water. Normal saline is a solution with the same concentration of salt as body fluids and is suitable for infusion into a vein. Also known as physiological saline.

Saline

A salt solution in water. Normal saline has the same salt concentration as the body, 0.9%.

sa·line

(sā'lēn)
1. Relating to, of the nature of, or containing salt; salty.
2. Salt solution, usually sodium chloride.
[L. salinus, salty, fr. sal, salt]

saline

salty; of the nature of a salt.

saline cathartic
see saline cathartic.
saline drench
an orally administered preparation of electrolytes in water used in racehorses but more particularly in endurance and event horses in which heavy electrolyte losses in sweat are likely. A variety of formulations is used but all contain sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium ions; some also contain glucose.
saline solution
a solution of salt (sodium chloride) in purified water. Physiological saline solution is a 0.9% solution of sodium chloride and water and is isotonic, i.e. of the same osmotic pressure as blood serum.
saline water poisoning
see sodium chloride poisoning.
saline waters
waters from surface running mineral springs, water obtained from natural underground storages in artesian and subartesian bores.

Patient discussion about saline

Q. Do any of you with FM have silicone breast implants, or have you ever had them? How about saline? My silicone implants expired on the surgeon's shelf before they went in my body. Both implants ruptured and disintegrated within 5 years of implantation. I was diagnosed with FM shortly after 2 surgeries to remove silicone goo. Just wondering if anyone else has made the connection. Thank you!

A. As far as I know several studies failed to prove there is a connection between rupture of breast implants and fibromyalgia, as did the FDA conclude. Indeed I heard about one study that found this connection, but it seemed like a very problematic one.

You can read about this subject here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_implants#Claims_of_systemic_illness_and_disease)

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