Definition: solutions containing, in varying amounts, NaCl, CaCl2, KCl, NaHCO3, and d-glucose; used for irrigating mammalian heart and other tissues in laboratory experiments; also used in combination with naturally occurring body substances (blood serum, tissue extracts) and more complex chemically defined nutritive solutions for culturing animal cells.
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