Definition of Ringer's solution

1. Noun. An aqueous solution containing the chlorides of sodium and potassium and calcium that is isotonic to animal tissues; used to correct dehydration and (in physiological experiments) as a medium for in vitro preparations.

Exact synonyms: Ringer Solution
Generic synonyms: Isosmotic Solution, Isotonic Solution

Medical Definition of Ringer's solution

1. 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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Literary usage of Ringer's solution

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1. Advanced Lessons in Practical Physiology for Students of Medicine by Russell Burton-Opitz (1920)
"Remove a piece of duodenum, about 10 cm. in length, and place it in cold Ringer-s solution. After a time cut off a piece 2 cm. in length and suspend it in a ..."

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