saline has definitions from the field of chemistry
[ noun ] (chemistry) an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water



Used in print

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

One contained complete antibody and had a titer of 1 : 512 in saline .

The third , containing the mixed type of complete and incomplete antibodies , had titers of 1 : 256 in saline , 1 : 512 in albumin and 1 : 1024 by the indirect_Coombs_test .

The red_cells were used within 2 days after donation and were washed with large amounts of saline before use .

For the albumin method , equal volumes of 30 % bovine albumin , sample and 2 % cells suspended in saline were allowed to stand at room_temperature for 1 hr and then were centrifuged at 1000 rpm for 1 min .

All samples were tested by both the saline and albumin methods .

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isotonic_solution salinate

[ adjective ] containing salt




"a saline solution" "salty tears"

Used in print

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

This connection was clarified by Smith and Smith ( 1922 ) , who showed that saline extracts of fresh bovine pituitary_glands could re-activate the atrophied thyroids of hypophysectomised tadpoles .

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