What Is Saline Solution?


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A saline solution would denote a solution of any salt, more often than not an isotonic sodium chloride solution. Another name for it would be salt solution.

The term is particularly used in the field of medicine. It would be saline, which is a solution containing sodium chloride (which people usually call 'table salt') which is in sterile water. It has various applications, of widespread use in intravenous infusion, in addition to rinsing contact lenses as well as nasal irrigation (which essentially is the yogic practice termed jala neti).

Note that saline solutions can be obtained in a range of concentrations intended for different purposes. Concentrations used would typically include half-normal saline, in addition to quarter-normal saline and dextrose (glucose).

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