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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.
If unable to re-implant store the tooth in isotonic solution i.
If it's not possible to hold the tooth in the socket, transport it in an isotonic solution, such as Hank's solution, normal saline (in a sterile cup or in soaked gauze), or milk.
Dehydration can be quite rapid in hot climates and the best way of avoiding it is not necessarily to drink lots of water but to try for an isotonic solution.
An alternative to this is to remove the lipemic plasma and add an equal amount of isotonic solution, which then allows for standard processing.
A top tip is to replace lost fluids with an isotonic solution, one which contains the same salt concentrations as body fluids.
Microgyn's lead product, the continuous-flow Isotonic Solution System (CISS), is designed to permit the use of isotonic, or physiologic, fluids during hysteroscopic procedures.