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isotonic

1. Physiol (of two or more muscles) having equal tension
2. (of two solutions) having the same osmotic pressure, commonly having physiological osmotic pressure
3. Music of, relating to, or characterized by the equal intervals of the well-tempered scale

isotonic

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(physiology)
Having uniform tension, as the fibers of a contracted muscle.
Of a solution, having the same osmotic pressure as the fluid phase of a cell or tissue.
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In our unit, a sterile isotonic solution is used for a US, and the pump tube is replaced every three days.
4--Decimal solutions were prepared from 10 gr 0f sample in 90 ml sterile sodium chloride isotonic solution [3,5,7,11].
* If unable to re-implant store the tooth in isotonic solution i.e.
For each cartridge run, sample (200 [micro]L), isotonic solution (6.5 mL), and lysis buffer (600 [micro]L of 10 mmol/L Tris, 150 mmol/L NaCl, 1 mL/L Triton X-100, pH 8.5) were loaded in the appropriate chambers in the cartridge (Fig.
Therefore, when administered rapidly and in large volumes, the NaCl isotonic solution causes hyperchloremia and consequently reduction in plasma SID (CONSTABLE, 2014), which explains the results observed in the studied horses.
One indication for the use of isotonic solution would be in the event of hypotension secondary to hypovolemia (Labus.Wang, & Terry, 2010).
An alternative to this is to remove the lipemic plasma and add an equal amount of isotonic solution, which then allows for standard processing.
In 2003, Moritz et al recommend that isotonic fluids (D5W0.9%NS or 0.9%NS) should be used as maintenance intravenous fluid for prevention of hyponatremia in hospitalized children.4 Recently, a multicenter prospective randomized study demonstrated that use of isotonic solution as a maintenance fluid in critically ill children decreased the frequency of hospital-acquired hyponatremia.5 This and several other studies have also shown that the use of isotonic fluids as MIVF is safe and is not associated with hypernatraemia, hypertension or renal failure.
A top tip is to replace lost fluids with an isotonic solution, one which contains the same salt concentrations as body fluids.