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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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There were no significant differences between the colloidal mortality rate and the crystalloidal mortality rate for either group 2.1 or group 2.2.
Therefore, the per-patient crystalloidal therapy cost was estimated to have been $39.09; the estimate for the per-patient colloidal therapy cost was $1176.21.
On the other hand, when microvascular permeability was normal, Tranbaugh et al [30] found no increment of extravascular lung water after hemodilution with crystalloidal solutions in severe hypovolemic shock.