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Medical Term:

osmotherapy

Pronunciation: oz'mo-ther'a-pe

Definition

Dehydration by means of intravenous injections of hypertonic solutions of sodium chloride, dextrose, urea, mannitol, or other osmotically active substances, or by oral administration of glycerine, isosorbide, glycine, and others; used in the treatment of cerebral edema and increased intracranial pressure.

[osmosis + therapy]

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