Definition of Ringer's solution in English:

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Ringer's solution

Pronunciation: /ˈriNGərz səˌlo͞oSH(ə)n/


A physiological saline solution that typically contains, in addition to sodium chloride, salts of potassium and calcium.
Example sentences
  • The standard salt solution, Ringer's solution, was developed at least 50 years ago to treat diarrhea.
  • In addition, his primary physician and surgeon have decided that he will receive lactated Ringer's solution with glucose and regular insulin.
  • The cyst is first drained and then irrigated with normal saline or lactated Ringer's solution approximately 12 hours later.


Late 19th century: named after Sydney Ringer (1834–1910), English physician.

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Syllabification: Ring·er's so·lu·tion

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