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No, saline is water H2O with sodium chloride NaCl, and water is just H2O


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Doctors would prescribe what solution to use. normally they use either normal saline or sterile water

How much salt is in normal saline my saline solution says that salin = 0.9% salt in water

Saline is a solution that is made of sodium chloride and water. It is also known as salt water, or sterile salt water.

Normal saline is a solution of 9 grams of sodium chloride ( salt) in solution. The solute is one liter of water. Normal refers to the concentration of salt to water. Other concentrations include half normal or quarter normal saline. In medical uses this solution is used in a sterile formulation for Intravenous infusions, medicated dressings, eye and bladder irrigation and wound lavage and skin cleansing.

Yes, this is commonly known as saline solution. It is basically sterile distilled water with salt in it.

Not sure what you are using saline solution for but i would say that saline solution is steril and water is not.

You can, but a lot of medical "sterile" water is a saline solution, which contains salt, and saline solutions should NOT be used in your CPAP humidifier. Distilled water is what the manufacturer recommends.

Yes. Normal saline is isotonic. If you add sterile water to a sample of blood in saline, the erythrocytes will draw in the water and swell until they rupture.

Saline is nothing more than salt water. Salt is NaCl. Normal saline is a 0.9% solution of NaCl in H2O.

0.9% NaCl solution (normal saline, physiological saline) is used to give intravenous fluids to the patients suffering from salt and water deprivation. It can be used to wash the wounds etc.


It is not sterile, generally. Sterile means free of contaminates such as potential pathogens. Salt water in the ocean, for example, containes various microscopic organisms. Saline solution is a sterilized salt solution that contains usually only water molecules with ionized sodium and chlorine.

I don't believe there are any contraindications. Normal saline or sterile saline is usually the fluid of choice to help irrigate or debride wounds. It is usually used because it has little to no effect on the tissues. But it is contraindicated when Acticoat products are to be used on the wound, due to the fact that Acticoat has silver in it. It is recommended that sterile water be used instead.

Normal Saline 0.9% is called an isotonic solution. A 0.0% saline solution is called a hypotonic solution. A solution of this concentration would cause water to diffuse into the red blood cells and cause them to burst open. A 10% saline solution is called a hypertonic solution. A solution of this concentration would cause water to diffuse out of the red blood cells, making them shrivel up and shrink.

Normal saline is a water solution that has the same salt concentration as the cells.

A saline solution is a solution containing sodium chloride and water.

saline solution is salted water with 0.85% of salt

Sterile water is clean water without any other chemicals added. Sterile Saline is a solution of 0.9% Sodium Chloride used for would irrigation and cleaning.Both are used for cleaning wounds. Lets take a look at some advantages and disadvantages of both of them:0.9% Sodium Chloride Saline is the traditional antiseptic and wound cleansing solution used today in hospitals. Whilst it has minimal healing properties, it does not have any detrimental properties either.Water has been used for centuries as a cleaning solution for wounds. However, water causes wounds to 'weep' resulting in more frequent dressing change. This can be very inconvenient and if it is neglected it can cause infection.Therefore I think that Saline Solution is the better choice for cleaning wounds.

Eye wash is usually sterile saline solution so that it does not burn or sting when placed on the eye.

Put 0.9g of Nacl in a beaker and add distilled water to make up to 100ml. that is 0.9% Nacl (Normal saline Solution) From Tade Olubunmi Ademola

It turns into salt water and also turns into a solution. Saline water or saline solution.

Saline solution is a mixture of salt and water.

Saline is a homogenous solution of salt in water.

yes, its called a salt water solution (saline)

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