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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Management of cholera with oral rehydration solution.
The role of human perfusion techniques in the assessment of 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.
How do I know if the oral rehydration solution is working?
Much of the success achieved in the control of diarrhoeal morbidity and mortality has been conventionally attributed to two therapeutic interventions: the oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc supplementation.
They were all given oral rehydration solution to make sure they were hydrated, Dr.
However the use of oral rehydration solution largely depends, on the level of mother's knowledge and her attitude towards its use.
You can also give them a sports drink or an oral rehydration solution to help replace the salt and fluid they've lost by sweating.
Lactobacillus GG administered in oral rehydration solution in children with acute diarrhoea: a multi-centre European trial.
A rapid assessment early in the outbreak indicated that among 87 cholera decendents, 39 (45%) died in the community, 60 (69%) did not suspect their illness was cholera or recognize the severity, 22 (26%) lived too far from health facilities to access care, and 30 (77%) of the 39 community decedents did not take oral rehydration solution (ORS) at home (J.