Oral Rehydration Therapy

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What is oral rehydration therapy?

 

 

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Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is a type of fluid replacement. It is used to prevent and treat dehydration. It is estimated that ORT can decrease the risk of death caused by diarrhea by about 93%. It usually involves drinking water with sugar and salts or zinc supplements.

 

 

Keywords: oral rehydration therapy

 

 

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