Ringer's solutionmedical dictionary

A solution resembling the blood serum in its salt constituents; it contains 8.6 g of NaCl, 0.3 g of KCl, and 0.33 g of CaCl2 in each 1000 ml of distilled water; used topically for burns and wounds, a salt solution usually used in combination with naturally occurring body substances (e.g., blood serum, tissue extracts) and/or more complex chemically defined nutritive solution's for culturing animal cells.

See: Ringer's injection.

(05 Mar 2000)

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