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crystalloid

 [kris´tah-loid]
1. resembling a crystal.
2. a substance whose particles are smaller than those of a colloid, form a true solution, and are therefore capable of passing through a semipermeable membrane, as in dialysis. The physical opposite of a crystalloid is a colloid, which does not dissolve and does not form true solutions.

crys·tal·loid

(kris'tăl-oyd),
1. Resembling a crystal, or being such.
2. A body that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane, as distinguished from a colloid, which cannot do so.
3. A hydration solution that contains only electrolytes.

crys·tal·loid

(kris'tăl-oyd)
1. Resembling a crystal, or being such.
2. A body that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane, as distinguished from a colloid, which cannot do so.
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Thirteen units of RBC, 3 units of FFP, 13,000 mL of crystalloid and 1000 mL of colloid solutions were administered.
The first investigation comparing the two crystalloids was published in 2004 by Merten and colleagues [30].
Chemical compound GB-6 is a kind of bisque needle-like crystalloid, easily soluble in methanol.
3700 ml of crystalloid was administered postoperatively.
In this case, we used single dose of crystalloid Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate solution.
Moreover, based on the results obtained using energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, we consider that crystalloid microparticles in the enterolith piece immersed in water (Figure 4(b)) were inorganic substances such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphate.
A predetermined amount of autologous blood is rapidly withdrawn and stored in the operating room, while an equivalent volume of crystalloid or colloidal liquids is transfused into the body of patients in order to appropriately dilute the blood, reduce the hematocrit, and reduce the loss of visible components of blood during surgery.
A recent meta-analysis of albumin use in burns [11] concluded that albumin administration was associated with lower mortality and decreased risk of abdominal compartment syndrome than resuscitation with crystalloids only.
These medications may be particularly useful if intravascular volume is supported with crystalloid fluids, which cause dilutional coagulopathy.
Therefore, since activation of renal elimination requires about 20 min, and distribution of crystalloid throughout the extracellular fluid space requires about 30 min for completion [14], we have excluded the first mini fluid challenge related data from the present analysis.
Variety of cardioplegia composition, route of delivery and related myocardial protection strategies are well established in clinical practice.1 The concept of warm blood cardioplegia was introduced first.2,3 And then the safety and efficacy of intermittent antegrade warm blood cardioplegia (IAWBC) was proven.4 Before that intermittent cold crystalloid and cold blood cardioplegia was the most widely used methods of myocardial protection.
(1,2) In the dissection phase the major causes of this acidosis are crystalloid therapy and hypotension, the latter results from drainage of ascites fluid, dissection and mobilization of the liver.