Colloid solution. Definition

Medical Definition: colloid solution

Intravenous infusion fluids, their composition with albumin or polymers of carbohydrates, have an advantage over crystalloids to spread unless these into the interstitial space and increase oncotic pressure better. In the resuscitation of shock is often used when there is little response to the infusion of crystalloid and blood products while receiving necessary. They are more expensive than crystalloids and have a higher risk of anaphylactic reactions. See plasma expander, bleeding, hypovolemia.

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