Oral Rehydration Solution


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oral rehydration solution

Abbreviation: ORS
A solution used to prevent or correct dehydration due to diarrheal illnesses. The World Health Organization recommends that the solution contain 3.5 g sodium chloride; 2.9 g potassium chloride; 2.9 g trisodium citrate; and 1.5 g glucose dissolved in each liter of drinking water.
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Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)

A liquid preparation developed by the World Health Organization that can decrease fluid loss in persons with diarrhea. Originally developed to be prepared with materials available in the home, commercial preparations have recently come into use.
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Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS) are endorsed by the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization, and have been shown to be as effective as intravenous (IV) therapy in treating 80 percent of dehydration cases.
oral rehydration solutions have been shown to improve patient satisfaction, reduce risk of complications, and require less time to administer.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DripDrop, the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy with great taste, announced that it would make its Lone Star State debut on the shelves of more than 100 H-E-B stores, the family-owned retailer with stores in Texas and Mexico.
Dolhun first witnessed the power of Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS) to save lives where other methods had failed.
Drip Drop's patented scientific formula conforms to international standards as an Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS), a medically recognized, proven way to treat dehydration with a precise mixture of salts, sugars, potassium and other electrolytes.
I invented Drip Drop - a great tasting, medical grade oral rehydration solution, for exactly this reason.
makers of the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste, announced it will donate 15,000 doses of its product to assist in ongoing aid efforts.
UNICEF/Pakistan will use the funds to strengthen the existing Lady Health Workers (LHWs) Program and train new staff in places hosting the IDPs to ensure timely and consistent delivery of essential medicine, oral rehydration solutions, and other essential health services, said the statement.
The same basic principles that can induce a 12-year-old in Bangkok or Leningrad to get a Big Mac and a caregiver in Indonesia to start using oral rehydration solutions for diarrhea can also be used to influence politicians, media figures, community activists .
Those who catch the bug are advised to drink plenty of non-alcoholic, non-milky drinks and also take oral rehydration solutions.
However, a survey of government officials in 2005 viewed cholera as less of a concern because of the decrease in mortality afforded by improved case management and availability of oral rehydration solutions and have cited water and sanitation improvement as their preferred methods for sustained cholera control (1).
Babies, children and the frail elderly are particularly at risk and should be given oral rehydration solutions which replace water and essential salts.