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saline

1. of, concerned with, consisting of, or containing common salt
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
4. Med an isotonic solution of sodium chloride in distilled water
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He uses a saline solution of eight parts water to one part sea salt.
However, simple saline solutions merely rinse the sinuses.
Leaves were immersed in the aqueous extract or in the saline solution for approximately five seconds, without using any adhesive substance, and were subsequently accommodated in the arenas.
The project provides lighting to areas without electricity with the creation of lamps that run on saline solution. The same solution is also used to charge mobile phones, Mijeno said during the forum.
CONCLUSION: The study showed that both 0.9% normal saline solution and 3.5% hypertonic saline significantly improved the mucociliary clearance.
Hasan Alam, working with his colleagues at the University of Michigan Hospital, drugged up a pig, created a massive hemorrhage to simulate the effect of a massive gunshot wound, and then replaced its blood with a cold saline solution, cooling the pig's cells to just 10 Celsius (50F).
A 2001 study led by neuroscientist Fabrizio Benedetti of the University of Turin Medical School in Italy similarly observed that a saline solution described to patients as a powerful painkiller produced more pain relief than an accurately portrayed saline solution did for other patients.
a back sheet wherein the absorbent core has a dryness index in the range of between about 0 to about 50 gm/180 min, and wherein the dryness index is determined by first measuring the rewet values of an absorbent garment at various time intervals, in which the rewet values are measured for 3 insults of 50 mls each of 1.0% saline solution, each insult producing a rewet curve, and the area under each curve is determined by integrating the curve to measure the rewet, and then calculating the dryness index as the sum of the areas of the three curves.
The saline solution was withdrawn from the vial with a 25-ml syringe using a sterile needle, maintaining the presence of air within the tube even during test execution.
For a commercial, isotonic saline solution with natural antimicrobial agents, the reduction was a statistically significant 27% (p = 0.046, 10 participants); however, the difference between the two solutions was not statistically significant in this small study (p = 0.43).
During surgery under intravenous anesthesia, 500 ml of 5% dextrose/0.18% saline solution were infused intravenously.
They say the saline solution reduces painful inflammation of the joints.