Category : Cliniquiz

Crystalloids and colloids

Pranav Bansal*, Sandeep Mann**, Dilpreet Bindra**

*Associate Professor & Head; **Resident; Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, BPS Govt Medical College, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana (India)

 The administration of intravenous fluids is the commonest intervention in hospital practice.  Crystalloids are aqueous solutions of mineral salts or other water-soluble molecules. A colloid is a high molecular weight substance that largely remains in the intravascular compartment, thereby generating an oncotic pressure.

 

Pranav Bansal*, Sandeep Mann**, Dilpreet Bindra**

*Associate Professor & Head; **Resident; Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, BPS Govt Medical College, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana (India)

 The administration of intravenous fluids is the commonest intervention in hospital practice.  Crystalloids are aqueous solutions of mineral salts or other water-soluble molecules. A colloid is a high molecular weight substance that largely remains in the intravascular compartment, thereby generating an oncotic pressure.