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What is an isotonic solution in the human body?
Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020
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Keeping this in view, what is an example of an isotonic solution?
Common examples of isotonic solutions are 0.9% normal saline and lactated ringers. These fluids are useful when the patient has lost fluid volume from blood loss, trauma, or dehydration due to excessive nausea/vomiting or diarrhea.
Beside above, why would you give an isotonic solution? We give them an isotonic solution to try to expand the volume of their blood but we don't want it to necessarily move solvent out of the vein into their tissues. Conversely the hypotonic solution is used when we need to put fluids into the cells for example if your patient is in Diabetic Ketoacidosis and HERE.
Also to know, what is the definition of isotonic solution?
An isotonic solution refers to two solutions having the same osmotic pressure across a semipermeable membrane. This state allows for the free movement of water across the membrane without changing the concentration of solutes on either side.
How do you know if a solution is isotonic?
A solution is isotonic when its effective osmole concentration is the same as that of another solution. In biology, the solutions on either side of a cell membrane are isotonic if the concentration of solutes outside the cell is equal to the concentration of solutes inside the cell.