Saline



adjective
1.
of, containing, or resembling common table salt; salty or saltlike:
a saline solution.
2.
of or relating to a chemical salt, especially of sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc., as used as a cathartic.
3.
of or relating to a method of abortion involving injection of hypertonic saline solution into the amniotic cavity during the second trimester.
noun
4.
a sterile solution of sodium chloride used to dilute medications or for intravenous therapy.
5.
salty water; a salty solution.
adjective
1.
of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing common salt: a saline taste
2.
(med) of or relating to a saline
3.
of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing any chemical salt, esp a metallic salt resembling sodium chloride
noun
4.
(med) an isotonic solution of sodium chloride in distilled water

saline sa·line (sā’lēn’, -līn’)
adj.

Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.

Of or relating to chemical salts.

n.

A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.

A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic to blood.

saline
(sā’lēn’)
Of or containing salt.

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