half-normal saline

half-nor·mal sa·line

(haf-nōrmăl sā-lēń)
An intravenous solution containing sodium chloride at about half the concentration found in blood.
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The acute hyponatremia was initially attributed to the continuous infusion of 5% dextrose half-normal saline in association with presumed lung cancer induced SIADH.
Normal saline was used most often (80% of cases), followed by half-normal saline (12%), and the median administered volume was 1,000 mL.
Prehydration with intravenous half-normal saline was compared with prehydration with normal saline in a large, randomized trial, and the results favored normal saline for CIN prophylaxis.
With dextrose on board, a switch to half-normal saline is warranted.