1. a homogeneous mixture of one or more substances (solutes) dispersed molecularly in a sufficient quantity of dissolving medium (solvent).
2. in pharmacology, a liquid preparation of one or more soluble chemical substances, which are usually dissolved in water. For names of specific solutions, see under the name.
3. the process of dissolving or disrupting.
a loosening or separation.
Preparation of Solutions. Formula for preparing solutions from a pure drug:
For example, to prepare 2000 mL of a 2 per cent solution from boric acid crystals, the proportion would be
Formula for preparing solutions from stock solutions:
For example, to prepare 1000 mL of a 2 per cent solution from a 4 per cent stock solution, the proportion would be
aqueous solution one in which water is used as the solvent.
an aqueous suspension of bacille Calmette-Guérin
for instillation into the bladder to activate the immune system
in treatment of superficial bladder cancers. It reduces the risk of a subsequent bladder cancer developing, although the exact mechanism of action is unknown.
buffer solution one that resists appreciable change in its hydrogen ion concentration (pH) when acid or alkali is added to it.
) imprecise term for colloid
hyperbaric solution one having a greater specific gravity than a standard of reference.
hypertonic solution one having an osmotic pressure greater than that of a standard of reference.
hypobaric solution one having a specific gravity less than that of a standard of reference.
hypotonic solution one having an osmotic pressure less than that of a standard of reference.
isobaric solution a solution having the same specific gravity as a standard of reference.
isotonic solution one having an osmotic pressure the same as that of a standard of reference.
molar solution a solution in which each liter contains 1 mole of the dissolved substance; designated 1 M. The concentration of other solutions may be expressed in relation to that of molar solutions as tenth-molar (0.1 M), etc.
a solution in which each liter contains 1 equivalent weight
of the dissolved substance; designated 1 N.
ophthalmic solution a sterile solution, free from foreign particles, for instillation into the eye.
saturated solution one in which the solvent has taken up all of the dissolved substance that it can hold in solution.
one containing an irritant substance (sclerosing agent
) that will cause obliteration of a space, as in sclerotherapy
standard solution one that contains in each liter a definitely stated amount of reagent; usually expressed in terms of normality (equivalent weights of solute per liter of solution) or molarity (moles of solute per liter of solution).
supersaturated solution an unstable solution containing more of the solute than it can permanently hold.
volumetric solution one that contains a specific quantity of solvent per stated unit of volume.
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The incorporation of a solid, a liquid, or a gas in a liquid or noncrystalline solid resulting in a homogeneous single phase.
See also: dispersion
2. Generally, an aqueous solution of a nonvolatile substance called a solution or liquor; an aqueous solution of a volatile substance, a water (aqua); an alcoholic solution of a nonvolatile substance, a tincture (tinctura); and an alcoholic solution of a volatile substance, a spirit (spiritus).
3. The termination of a disease by crisis.
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so·lu·tion(soln, sol) (sŏ-lū'shŭn)
1. The incorporation of a solid, liquid, or gas into a liquid or noncrystalline solid resulting in a homogeneous single phase.
2. Generally, an aqueous solution of a nonvolatile substance.
3. The termination of a disease by crisis.
4. A break, cut, or laceration of the solid tissues.
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Patient discussion about solution
Q. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES N SOLUTION TO PNEMONIA? I HAVE A FRIEND WITH THIS DISEASES WHAT SUGGESTION CAN I GET FROM U AND TELL TO MY FRIEND I WILL BE WAITNG FOR YOUR SUGGESTION.
A. Pneumonia is an infectious disease of the lungs, and is caused by various bacteria, viruses or fungal infections. The most common pneumonia is caused by viruses, and the treatment is usually symptomatic
(anti caugh and fever, etc.), however, because there are many bacterias that can cause it as well, you should recommend to your friend to go see a doctor and get some antibiotic medications.
Q. Can you suggest an immediate solution for this, please? My niece is 22 years old. She was very excited about being a single mother. She was staying with her boyfriend when she announced that she was pregnant. About 5 weeks of pregnancy she had a fight with her boyfriend that ended up in him shoving her. She fell violently to the ground. She is complaining of spotting and cramps. I am worried if anything has gone wrong. Can you suggest an immediate solution for this, please?
A. I want to add, that the physical act of violence done to her and the unborn child might have been criminal assault. If she or the unborn child were harmed, she could file charges. There is no excuse for the boyfriend's irresponsible behavior. If she is in any danger from this guy doing this again, she could seek help at a shelter for battered women, or even better staying with someone in her family.
Q. Type 2 Diabetics solution My uncle is suffering from type 2 diabetics and i want to know that
is there any permanent solution for type 2 diabities. Very worried about weight loss too. Any one there to give us a permanent solution?
A. Type 2 diabetes is due to improper use of insulin or insulin resistance.More discussions about solution
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