fluid balance chart

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flu·id bal·ance chart

(flū'id bal'ăns chahrt)
Record used to monitor input and output of fluids. Input includes oral fluids and infused intravenous fluids and blood products. Output includes fluid loss as urine, emesis, and wound drainage.
Synonym(s): input and output record.
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