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Related to physiological saline: physiological saline solution
A sterile solution of sodium chloride that is isotonic to body fluids, used to maintain living tissue temporarily and as a solvent for parenterally administered drugs.
See saline solution.
normal saline; physiological saline; Normasol; Steripod physiological (isotonic) saline solution (0.89% NaCl in sterile water) that approximates to tissue fluid, does not dehydrate cells and is not tissue-toxic; used at 37°C ("Warmasol") to irrigate and cleanse chronic wounds (see wound)
1. pertaining to physiology;
2. normal; not pathological. Conforming to the normal function of an organ or the body as a whole.
age as measured by events rather than years. For example: first-calf heifer, fourth litter sow, stallion in his fourth season.
0.9% solution of sodium chloride. See also normal saline.