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.
See also: solution
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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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Management of cholera with oral rehydration solution. J Com Dis 1975;7:124-8.
They said: "It is concluded there is little direct clinical data to answer our question but many scientific analyses demonstrating the inappropriateness of non-physiological liquids for the treatment of acute gastroenteritis in children compared with physiologically-based oral rehydration solutions.
Treated patients needed fewer unscheduled intravenous infusions, and their intake of oral rehydration solution was consistently less, particularly in the period from 48 to 72 hours.
Your doctor will give you the names of oral rehydration solutions to give your child for diarrhea.
[ClickPress, Wed Nov 14 2018] Nutritional Benefits of Zinc Supplements to Drive its Demand in Non-Infectious Diarrhea Treatment Market Anti-Diarrheal medications have been gaining significant traction in non-infectious diarrhea treatment market coupled with oral rehydration solution for preventing or treating loss of fluid.
Stressing the importance of rehydration, Ms Modibedi said rehydration with Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) should be done as per health care workers' instructions.
Two boxes of CAMPOLAS (cotrimoxazole, amoxicillin, mefenamic acid, paracetamol, oral rehydration solution, lagundi, vitamin A, skin ointment) amounting to Php 56,439 were distributed to the heavily affected municipalities of Hermosa and Dinalupihan.
The treatment included an oral rehydration solution at a cholera treatment unit supported by the World Bank and the UN children's agency, UNICEF.
"If any of the instances above occur, women should break their fast immediately and drink water containing salt and sugar or an oral rehydration solution. They should also contact their doctor immediately," Dr El Taher added.