Oral Rehydration Solution
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oral rehydration solutionAbbreviation: 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.
Mentioned in: Campylobacteriosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Cyclosporiasis, Diarrhea, Escherichia Coli, Shigellosis, Traveler's Diarrhea
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