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Definition of Hypertonic solution

Hypertonic solution: A solution that contains more dissolved particles (such as salt and other electrolytes) than is found in normal cells and blood. For example, hypertonic solutions are used for soaking wounds.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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