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If not controlled carefully, the resulting solution could be hypertonic or hypotonic, instead of being isotonic. This would cause pain at the infusion site, and would destroy cells that it came in contact with.

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Q: Why the concentration of solutions used for intravenous feeding must be controlled carefully?
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