Definition of physiological saline in English:

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physiological saline

Pronunciation: /ˌfizēəˌläjəkəl ˈsālēn/


A solution of salts that is isotonic with the body fluids.
Example sentences
  • The tail artery was cannulated with an intravenous catheter filled with physiological saline and heparin, and then connected to a pressure transducer (RP - 1500 Narco Biosystem).
  • We then pumped in cold saline to observe the effects on heartbeat as the temperature dropped 20 degrees; and we dripped in various physiological salines to determine whether or not they would stop the heart from beating altogether.
  • Previously, it has been shown that even the inhalation of physiological saline leads to a transient drop in FEV 1 in patients with CF.

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Syllabification: phys·i·o·log·i·cal sa·line

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