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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsalinesa‧line1 /ˈseɪlaɪn/ adjective medical  HCCcontaining or consisting of salt saline solutionsalinity /səˈlɪnəti/ noun [uncountable]
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salineNo patient received forced saline diuresis.The man with the bright eyes needed a saline drip.This must be corrected first, using a normal saline infusion.Mucosal resistance was similar in the three groups when the acid challenge was given after saline pretreatment.Other doctors were putting compresses of saline solution on the worst burns.It excludes water that will not drain from small pore spaces, saline water, and water in deep confined aquifers.
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salinesaline2 noun [uncountable]  HCCMHa special mixture of water and salt
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salineA useful treatment method is the potent loop diuretic, furosemide, along with the hypertonic saline.By design, the solute concentration of isotonic saline is the same as that in usual intracellular and extracellular fluid.This is the same amount of solute contained in the 3 L normal saline given in the last example.Volume deficits should be restored by administration of normal saline.Fluid losses should be replaced with normal saline.
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