oral rehydration salt formulations

oral rehydration salt formulations

Solutions of sodium chloride, and other salts such as sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate dihydrate, sodium lactate and potassium chloride, often with glucose, given by mouth to treat dehydration. Such solutions have saved many lives especially in children. These preparations are on the WHO official list.
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