Definition of 'saline'
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They now face the possibility that her death could have been caused by infected saline solution. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The process of filling the balloons with saline solution each week has been more painful than expected. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Police have widened the longrunning inquiry into the contamination of saline drips to include a fourth death. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The dad of two is accused of injecting insulin into saline solutions. The Sun (2014)Charges that she tampered with saline solution were dropped. The Sun (2011)The saline drip was not enough. The Sun (2010)After realising he had drunk 56 pints they tried to stabilise him with an intravenous saline solution. The Sun (2008)They lay under ropes, strung up to hold saline drips. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Salt Used to make up a saline solution for cleaning wounds. Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)Sounds extreme, or would extreme be a saline drip over the lunch interval? Times, Sunday Times (2006)In fact, they were given only a saline solution both times. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In desperation, one of the nursing staff injected the patient with a harmless solution of saline. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)His son and daughter appeared in his place and announced that he was suffering from a sore throat and was on a saline drip. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A hospital doctor we knew has left in disgust after a patient died for lack of saline drips. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the procedure kept being postponed and he suffered for 96 hours with no food and just a saline drip for nourishment. The Sun (2010)THE nurse accused of tampering with saline drips at a hospital after a probe into patient deaths will face trial early next year. The Sun (2011)But he said'many people' had access to the saline bags and there were other fingerprints. The Sun (2011)In reality he only gave them a saline solution, so they would continue the treatment at 500 a time. The Sun (2006)Some crops can cope with slight, saline soils, but there is a limit to how much salt any of them can cope with. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)
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