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Ringer's solution

Ringer's solution

noun Ring·er's solution \ˈriŋ-ərz-\

Definition of RINGER'S SOLUTION

:  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

Ringer's solution

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RINGER'S SOLUTION

:  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

Ringer's solution also Ring·er solution \ˈriŋ-ər-\

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