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Ringer's solution

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noun Ring·er's solution \ˈriŋ-ərz-\

Definition of Ringer's solution

  1. :  an aqueous solution of calcium chloride, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride that provides a medium essentially isotonic to many animal tissues and is used topically to irrigate tissues or intravenously to replenish fluids and electrolytes —called also Ringer solution



Origin of ringer's solution

Sidney Ringer †1910 English physician


First Known Use: 1893


Medical Dictionary

Ringer's solution

noun Ring·er's solution

Medical Definition of Ringer's solution

  1. :  a sterile aqueous solution of calcium chloride, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride that provides a medium essentially isotonic to many animal tissues and that is used especially to replenish fluids and electrolytes by intravenous infusion or to irrigate tissues by topical application—compare lactated ringer's solution



Variants of ringer's solution

also Ringer solution \ˈriŋ-ər-\play

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