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What do you use D5w for?

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โˆ™ 2010-09-13 03:01:21

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D5W is a preparation of IV solution that has 5% dextrose in pure water (so no salt, unlike normal saline which contains salt). It is mainly used to maintain a patient's blood sugar if they are not able to eat for some reason, as would be the case before a surgery, or if you were worried about them becoming hypoglycemic.

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