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A mixture of water and salt, which is used to replace body fluids.


The fluids that flows into your mouth from your salivary glands and the mucous membrane inside your mouth. It makes swallowing easier as it makes the food mushy.


Lung transplant

This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.