physiological saline

noun

Definition of physiological saline

:a solution of a salt or salts that is essentially isotonic with tissue fluids or blood

First Known Use of physiological saline

1927


Medical Dictionary

physiological saline

noun

medical Definition of physiological saline

:a solution of a salt or salts that is essentially isotonic with tissue fluids or blood; especially :an approximately 0.9 percent solution of sodium chloride called also normal saline solution, normal salt solution, physiological saline solution, physiological salt solution

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