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Oral Rehydration Therapy

  • By: Connie Currier
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Oral rehydration therapy (ORT), also called oral rehydration salts/solution (ORS), is a salt and sugar-based solution taken orally to treat dehydration from diarrhea. The salts can be prepackaged and typically include a combination of sodium, glucose, potassium, and ...

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