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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.
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(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
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(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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For cardiac arrest, diluted crystalloid cardioplegia, adding ringer solution to total volume of one litter was administered 15-20 ml/kg.
Linear structures in the [micro]OCT image (yellow arrows in Figure 6, A) are likely crystalloid structures that are frequently seen in prostate cancer, as also seen in the corresponding histology (blue arrows in Figure 6, C).
Studies conducted to find out the impact of fluid balance on outcome and recommendations about the type of fluid (colloid or crystalloid) to be used for resuscitation, in patients admitted to surgical intensive care unit are inconclusive.
Early resuscitation with crystalloid fluids is essential to replace blood volume, but after 3 L of crystalloid alone, there is an increased risk of coagulopathy.
A 24-gauge intravenous catheter was placed in the right ulnar vein and crystalloid fluids were infused at a continuous rate of 10 mL/kg/h (total volume dispensed, 2 mL).
In addition to epinephrine, intravascular volume, vascular tone, and cardiac output should be supported with colloid and crystalloid fluids (6, 7).
Currently, isotonic crystalloid solutions such as normal saline (NS) and Ringer's lactate(RL) are preferred solutions for fluid resuscitation in the emergency department because colloids are more expensive than crystalloids, and no better survival rates have been reported with colloids (4).
Significantly fewer studies evaluated the role of oral crystalloid supplementation in comparison to iv infusion.
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