NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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balanced crystalloid solution
A multiple electrolyte, isotonic, crystalloid solution for intravenous infusion containing sodium chloride, sodium gluconate, sodium acetate, potassium chloride and magnesium chloride, which can restore electrolyte balance, normalize pH, and provide hydration. Upon intravenous administration, the balanced crystalloid solution will replace lost body fluids and electrolytes thereby providing hydration, normalizing electrolyte concentrations and regulating acid-base balance. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:sodium chloride/sodium gluconate/sodium acetate/potassium chloride/magnesium chloride solution