from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aqueous solution of the chlorides of sodium, potassium, and calcium that is isotonic to animal tissue and is used topically as a physiological saline and, in experiments, to bathe animal tissues.
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- n. an aqueous solution containing the chlorides of sodium and potassium and calcium that is isotonic to animal tissues; used to correct dehydration and (in physiological experiments) as a medium for in vitro preparations
After Sydney Ringer (1835-1910), British physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)