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 and Etymology of ringer's solution

Sidney Ringer †1910 English physician


First Known Use: 1883


Medical Dictionary

Ringer's solution

noun Ring·er's solution
variants: also

Ringer solution

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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


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