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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.

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]

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.

saline

adjective Referring to the physiologic solution of NaCl in water.

noun The solution of NaCl in water.

saline

adjective Nursing Referring to salt or a saline solution noun Nursing A solution of salt and water. See Physiologic saline.

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]

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.

Saline

A salt solution in water. Normal saline has the same salt concentration as the body, 0.9%.

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]

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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