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crystalloid

1. resembling or having the appearance or properties of a crystal or crystalloid
2. a substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane
3. Botany any of numerous crystals of protein occurring in certain seeds and other storage organs
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He was hypotensive at time of presentation and was quickly stabilized with one litre of intravenous crystalloid solution.
Hemodilution is an increasingly common blood conservation technique whereby some of the patient's own blood is withdrawn in the early stage of surgery and replaced with starch or crystalloid solution to maintain blood pressure.
Isotonic crystalloid solutions are effective in the treatment of intravascular volume depletion due to fluid losses.
Although colloid solutions may improve haemodynamic responses better than crystalloid solutions, a recent large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of using isotonic albumin in critically ill patients failed to demonstrate significant improvement in patient outcomes compared to isotonic saline solution (1).
CPB is responsible for a transient decrease in platelet count because of hemodilution from priming the pump with colloid or crystalloid solutions and mechanical platelet damage.
Over the past 40 to 50 years, the treatments commonly used for resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock in both the civilian and military sector, including crystalloid solutions and packed red blood cells, actually dilute the remaining coagulation factors and platelets further which may increase the tendency for more bleeding.
She was immediately treated with 3 units of packed red blood cells and crystalloid solutions for stabilization.
Hemorrhage-induced hypotension may be mitigated with infusions of colloid or isotonic crystalloid solutions (2).