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saline

 [sa´lēn, sa´līn]
salty; of the nature of a salt.
saline solution a solution of salt (sodium chloride) in purified water. See also physiologic saline solution.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sa·line

(sā'lēn, -līn),
1. Relating to, of the nature of, or containing salt; salty.
2. A salt solution, usually sodium chloride.
[L. salinus, salty, fr. sal, salt]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

saline

(sā′lēn′, -līn′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
2. Of or relating to chemical salts.
n.
1. A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
2. A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic with blood and is used in medicine and surgery.

sa·lin′i·ty (sə-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.
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saline

adjective Referring to the physiologic solution of NaCl in water.

noun The solution of NaCl in water.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

saline

adjective Nursing Referring to salt or a saline solution noun Nursing A solution of salt and water. See Physiologic saline.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sa·line

(sā'lēn)
1. Relating to, of the nature of, or containing salt; salty.
2. A salt solution, usually sodium chloride.
[L. salinus, salty, fr. sal, salt]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

saline

A solution of salt (sodium chloride) in water. Normal saline is a solution with the same concentration of salt as body fluids and is suitable for infusion into a vein. Also known as physiological saline.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Saline

A salt solution in water. Normal saline has the same salt concentration as the body, 0.9%.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sa·line

(sā'lēn)
1. Relating to, of the nature of, or containing salt; salty.
2. Salt solution, usually sodium chloride.
[L. salinus, salty, fr. sal, salt]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about saline

Q. Do any of you with FM have silicone breast implants, or have you ever had them? How about saline? My silicone implants expired on the surgeon's shelf before they went in my body. Both implants ruptured and disintegrated within 5 years of implantation. I was diagnosed with FM shortly after 2 surgeries to remove silicone goo. Just wondering if anyone else has made the connection. Thank you!

A. As far as I know several studies failed to prove there is a connection between rupture of breast implants and fibromyalgia, as did the FDA conclude. Indeed I heard about one study that found this connection, but it seemed like a very problematic one.

You can read about this subject here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_implants#Claims_of_systemic_illness_and_disease)

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Comparison seed germination in NaCl + Ca[Cl.sub.2] Solution, Natural Saline Water and Saline Soil shows that in all three medium germination decreases with increasing salinity but there is further reduction in soil medium than other two mediums.
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In these salinity blocks soil collected from saline areas of District Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan was utilized.
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Louis, and colleagues performed a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial to evaluate the incremental effect of adding budesonide to large-volume, low-pressure saline sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis.
Objective: To compare the use of 3.0% hypertonic saline versus 0.9% normal saline for nebulization in children who presented with acute bronchiolitis.
KARACHI -- Prof Dr Han W Koyro from Justus Liebig University Giessen of Germany said that Halophytes (plants of saline lands) can be used as potential crops for food, fuel, fibber, fodder and medicines.