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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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These products are used as plasma volume replacement following acute (sudden) blood loss, where treatment with alternative products known as crystalloids alone is not considered to be sufficient.
All patients were treated according to our Institutional protocol, which included early hydration with crystalloids (mostly Ringer's Lactate and Normal Saline), Ryle's tube aspiration, Silymarin, Nacetylcysteine, fresh frozen plasma, vitamin C and other supportive treatment.
We follow the American Society of Gastroenterology guidelines for initial resuscitation that includes giving crystalloids to maintain adequate blood pressure and blood products to meet the demand of ongoing blood loss, significant hemorrhage or cardiac ischemia.
Such iatrogenic anemia can be caused by hemodilution due to the routine administration of non-oxygen carrying crystalloids solutions, often in large amounts resulting in a reduced number of circulating oxygen carrying red blood cells.
A recent meta-analysis of albumin use in burns [11] concluded that albumin administration was associated with lower mortality and decreased risk of abdominal compartment syndrome than resuscitation with crystalloids only.
The leaf blade is completely covered with a dense wax layer making visible the stomatal pore found only on abaxial surface and crystalloids of epicuticular wax in threads were observed (Figure 1A).
This approach, which includes the use of resuscitation to blood pressure targets slightly below normal levels (80 mm to 90 mm Hg systolic) in order to minimize pressure-induced rebleeding--so-called "hypotensive resuscitation," and the avoidance of crystalloids and colloids has been termed damage control resuscitation (DCR).
This is supported by marked baseline imbalance in the numbers of patients that received crystalloids and colloids in the 12 h prior to randomization.
This retrospective observational study used the ROC curve and gray zone approaches to examine the accuracy of cPDE in the evaluation of hemodilution response to mini fluid challenges with crystalloids in the mVLT protocol.
The CRISTAL (The Colloids Versus Crystalloids for the Resuscitation of the Critically Ill) (9) study, compared colloids (gelatins, dextrans, HES, and albumin) to crystalloids (isotonic or hypertonic saline solution, Ringer's lactate) in septic patients and patients in hypovolemic shock, showing a mortality at 28 days of 25.
Cold blood cardioplegia was prepared by mixing four parts of blood with one part of crystalloids (4:1).
There are two major types of IV solutions: crystalloids and colloids.