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Ringer's solution

[ring-erz] /ˈrɪŋ ərz/
noun, Pharmacology
an aqueous solution of the chlorides of sodium, potassium, and calcium in the same concentrations as normal body fluids, used chiefly in the laboratory for sustaining tissue.
1890-95; named after Sydney Ringer (1835-1910), English physician Unabridged
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Ringer's solution

a solution containing the chlorides of sodium, potassium, and calcium, used to correct dehydration and, in physiological experiments, as a medium for in vitro preparations
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named after its inventor, Sydney Ringer (1836–1910), British pharmacologist
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ringers solution in Medicine

Ringer's solution n.

  1. A solution resembling blood serum in its salt constituents, containing sodium chloride, potassium chloride, and calcium chloride in water, used topically for burns and wounds.

  2. A salt solution usually used in combination with naturally occurring body substances or with more complex chemically defined nutritive solutions for culturing animal cells.

  3. Ringer's injection.

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