Oral Rehydration Salts we care

Oral Rehydration Salts we care Mechanism of Action

Manufacturer:

Mega Lifesciences

Distributor:

Maxxcare
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Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics: The central principle of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is the utilization of sodium-glucose co-transport in the small intestine, a phenomenon which remains largely unaffected during acute infectious diarrhoea. The key constituents of ORS are sodium and glucose. The central principle of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is the utilization of sodium-glucose co-transport in the small intestine, a phenomenon which remains largely unaffected during acute infectious diarrhoea. Thus the success of ORT is largely dependent on glucose-driven sodium absorption (transcellular route) leading to passive absorption of water by the paracellular route. The clinical result is usually rapid rehydration and correction of acidosis.
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