nil per os


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nil per os

(nil per os)
[L.] Latin for nothing by mouth; instruction often included in dietary orders for patients scheduled for surgery.
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Patient was made nil per os and naso-gastric tube and foley's catheter were passed.
Patients who initially required restricted oral diets, or were nil per os, were able to advance their diet after injection laryngoplasty.
Postoperatively, the patient exhibited no peritoneal signs and was kept on nil per os for the following two days.
She was managed with nil per os, nasogastric tube suction, intravenous fluid hydration, and enemas.
The patient was admitted in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with vital monitoring, nil per os (NPO) and advised with injection dexamethasone 0.6 mg/kg intramuscular state, adrenaline nebulization, intravenous antibiotics, face mask oxygen 4 liter/min and maintenance fluids.
(4) Maternal nutritional deficiencies can occur if the patient is kept nil per os (NPO) for a prolonged period.