Oral rehydration therapy
The administration of special fluids by mouth. ORT is used to treat dehydration. See also oral rehydration solution.

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(ORT) oral administration of a solution of electrolytes and carbohydrates in the treatment of dehydration.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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