Dextrose 5% In Water (IV)
Dextrose is used to describe glucose when manmade for IV use. D5W is an abbreviation for 5% dextrose in water, a common IV solution.
D5w and 0.9 ns are both isotonic solutions (osmolarity is similar to body fluids). When combined however, the solution becomes hypertonic (osmolarity is greater than body fluids). When administered iv, d5w .9 ns pulls fluid from cells and interstitial space into blood vessels.
there are 170 calories in 1L D5W
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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