oral rehydration therapy

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(ORT) (ree-hy-dray-shŏn)

the administration of an isotonic solution of various sodium salts, potassium chloride, glucose, and water to treat acute diarrhoea, particularly in children. In developing countries it is the mainstay of treatment for cholera. Preparations in clinical use include Dioralyte and Rapolyte.

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