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1. Chemistry A substance that can be crystallized.
2. Botany Any of various minute crystallike particles consisting of protein and found in certain plant cells, especially oily seeds.
Resembling or having properties of a crystal or crystalloid.

crys′tal·loi′dal (-loid′l) adj.


(Chemistry) resembling or having the appearance or properties of a crystal or crystalloid
1. (Chemistry) a substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane. Compare colloid3
2. (Botany) botany any of numerous crystals of protein occurring in certain seeds and other storage organs
ˌcrystalˈloidal adj


(ˈkrɪs tlˌɔɪd)

1. a usu. crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes.
2. resembling a crystal.
3. of the nature of a crystalloid.
Also, crys`tal•loi′dal.
[1860–65; < Greek krystalloeidḗs]
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Colloid or crystalloid solution on maternal and neonatal hemodynamics for cesarean section: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Saline is the most commonly used and cheapest crystalloid solution.
It was either because she did not have hypotension or having been given intravenous isotonic crystalloid solution from the time of admittance.
Maneuvers to achieve this include infusing crystalloid solution and blood through a warming device, covering the patient's head with a turban or warming device, covering body parts out of the operative field with a warming device, irrigating nasogastric and thoracostomy tubes with warm saline during laparotomy, and irrigating the open pericardial, pleural, or peritoneal cavity during sternotomy, thoracotomy, or laparotomy.
Adequate amounts of the correct crystalloid solution should be given; in adult patients up to 2--4 litres might be needed (additionally both the legs can be raised to centrally pool the blood volume and to improve the preload of the heart).
Approximately 750 ml of crystalloid solution was given intraoperatively and the estimated blood loss was 400 ml.
Infusing a crystalloid solution (normal saline or lactated Ringer's solution) or stored packed red blood cells without clotting factors into a hemorrhaging patient will dilute the clotting factors and can actually make the patient more coagulopathic.
The ICG was administered as a tight bolus followed by 10 mL of intravenous crystalloid solution "chaser.
1), published in the current issue of the journal authors have shown that use of blood cardioplegia in the reperfusion period after aortic cross clamp in patients with diabetes mellitus type II undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery was superior to crystalloid solution in terms of myocardial protection as assessed by the degree of nitric oxide (NO) release.
To further decrease hemodilution, we used a microplegia system that was able to deliver 1200 cc of blood cardioplegia with only 16 cc of crystalloid solution added.