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pro re na´ta (according to circumstances).
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abbr. Latin
pro re nata (as the situation demands; as needed)
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Q. I need to know when do the patient require hospitalization for bipolar? Hello everyone, I need to know when do the patient require hospitalization for bipolar and what are the factors decide on the duration of their stay?

A. There are many factors that can lead to hospitalization. It can be simply that the patient needs to be monitored while their medications are tweaked. It may be because the patient is in risk of harming themselves, or someone else. It may be that the patient is manic to a point where they may harm themselves. The stay in the hospital will also very depending on their symptoms and how quickly they can be controlled with medications and theropy. Sometimes a hospital stay could be very good for the patient and has often been a factor in saving lives.

Q. what are the requirements of getting medicinal marijuana? i'd like to know the requirements of getting prescribed medicinal marijuana. i have heard alot about health benefits of moderate use of marijuana or should i refer to it as cannabis.

A. marijuana has been proven to help in these diseases,but the problem is getting a drs order for it.IT is easyer to get it under the table than legally.

Q. what is the required weight for 173 cm male?

A. here is a link to a Wikipedia that comes handy, it's about the BMI (body mass index) system:

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Medications were identified as `discretionary' if `p.r.n.' or equivalent was written on the prescription or the order was written in the p.r.n. section of the medication chart.
31% (2.02 items/person) of total prescriptions were ordered as p.r.n. Of the discretionary medication, 41% was administered at least once during the week of data collection.
Few of the cardiovascular medications (7%) were associated with discretionary or p.r.n. prescribing.
This variation was largely due to differences in laxatives, benzodiazepines and psycholeptics, which were often prescribed for p.r.n. use.
These latter two problems are commonly encountered in patients receiving traditional P.R.N. intramuscular administration of analgesics.
In a study designed to address possible abuse liability associated with p.r.n. use of the drug, 75 outpatients received Zolpidem and 71 patients received placebo; all were assessed for latency to sleep onset after MOTN dosing across a 4-week treatment period.