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The WHO Reduced Osmolarity Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)

Purpose:

To prepare oral rehydration salt (ORS) solution using the WHO reduced osmolarity formula.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E86

Description:

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends use of oral rehydration salt (ORS) solutions with an osmolarity less than that with the previous standard solution. This can be used to prevent dehydration from diarrhea of any etiology. Use of this and similar fluids can save the lives of many children, especially in developing countries.

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