26th November 2019


Is d5w isotonic or hypertonic?

IV fluid tonicity
0.9% NaCl (normal saline)isotonic
2.5% dextrosehypotonic
Lactated Ringer's solutionisotonic
D5W (acts as a hypotonic solution in body)isotonic
D5 NaClhypertonic

What is an example of an hypotonic solution?

The type of solution provides free water, sodium and chloride but does not provide calories or other electrolytes. An example of a hypotonic solution is 0.45% sodium chloride (0.45% NS), commonly called half normal saline.

Is normal saline hypertonic?

May be isotonic, hypertonic, or hypotonic. Normal Saline (0.9% NaCl), Lactated Ringer's, Hypertonic saline (3, 5, & 7.5%), Ringer's solution. O solutions: provide water that is not bound by macromolecules or organelles, free to pass through.
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