Ringer's solution

[ ring-erz ]
/ ˈrɪŋ ərz /

noun Pharmacology.

an aqueous solution of the chlorides of sodium, potassium, and calcium in the same concentrations as normal body fluids, used chiefly in the laboratory for sustaining tissue.

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Origin of Ringer's solution

1890–95; named after Sydney Ringer (1835–1910), English physician
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British Dictionary definitions for Ringer's solution

Ringer's solution
/ (ˈrɪŋəz) /

noun

a solution containing the chlorides of sodium, potassium, and calcium, used to correct dehydration and, in physiological experiments, as a medium for in vitro preparations

Word Origin for Ringer's solution

named after its inventor, Sydney Ringer (1836–1910), British pharmacologist
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Medical definitions for Ringer's solution

Ringer's solution

n.

A solution resembling blood serum in its salt constituents, containing sodium chloride, potassium chloride, and calcium chloride in water, used topically for burns and wounds.
A salt solution usually used in combination with naturally occurring body substances or with more complex chemically defined nutritive solutions for culturing animal cells.
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