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Medical Dictionary


adj sa·line \ˈsā-ˌlēn, -ˌlīn\

Medical Definition of SALINE

:  consisting of or containing salt <a saline solution>
:  of, relating to, or resembling salt :  salty <a saline taste>
:  consisting of or relating to the salts especially of lithium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium <a saline cathartic>
:  relating to or being abortion induced by the injection of a highly concentrated saline solution into the amniotic sac <saline amniocentesis>
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