What are crystalloids? how are they different from colloids?

What are crystalloids? how are they different from colloids?


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11 years ago

Dear student,

The advantages of crystalloid solutions are:


easy to store with long shelf life

readily available

very low incidence of adverse reactions

a variety of formulations are available

effective for use as replacement fluids or maintenance fluids

no special compatibility testing is required.

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