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conj. either; in the alternative. It is often vital to distinguish between "or" and "and." Example: Title to the Cadillac written "Mary or Bill Davidson" means either one could transfer the car, but if written "Mary and Bill Davidson," both must sign to change title.


n. short for "own recognizance," meaning the judge allowed a person accused in a criminal case to go free pending trial without posting bail. A person so released is often referred to as having been "OR-ed." (See: own recognizance)

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OR. This syllable in the termination of words has an active signification, and usually denotes the doer of an act; as, the grantor, he who makes a grant; the vendor, he who makes a sale; the feoffor, he who makes a feoffment. Litt. s. 57; 1 Bl. Com. 140, n.

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This report considers the worldwide market size of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in key areas like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central and South America and Middle East and Africa, centers around the utilization of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in these districts
Administration of ORS and zinc sulphate tablets for 10 to 14 days as an adjunct therapy has demonstrated to significantly reduce the duration and severity of diarrheal episodes while preventing future episodes.However, the percentage of children with diarrhoea receiving the optimal co-administration of ORS and zinc remains unacceptably low, at less than seven percent.
State auditors also said that the OVP "did not diligently follow up" the submission of the ORs which is "imprudent" for OVP which served as the Source Agency for the disbursements of the said funds.
I) Reached over 3.4 million community members with life-saving messages on the importance of zinc and ORS,
Children with acute gastroenteritis who were given ondansetron in an oral single dose of 0.2mg/kg before ORS (group-2) showed a marked reduction in vomiting which enhanced the intake of ORS thereby correcting dehydration efficiently in contrast to the group that received only ORS (group-1).
He said the consultation process for the ORS project has been initiated and the construction expected to commence next year that would take two to three years to complete.
The ORS Olive Oil Edge Control Hair Gel has been revamped for an overall better styling experience.
For ORS, this paper uses [lambda](0 < [lambda] < 1) as the assumption of local false alarm probability and assumes the false alarm probability of cooperative users are equal.
Despite of more than 40 years of promotion of ORS through all available channels, the knowledge of ORS among the community especially the mothers is just marginally satisfactory (46-72%) as per various studies in India.
The ORS supply will now head to Cox's Bazar, where the MOHFW will work with health sector partners to ensure that it is appropriately distributed to those in need.
It was not until legislation changed this that the ORS could avail itself of automatic features under federal safeguards.
(4,5) Notably, the term ORS was first used in 1971 to describe the consistent phenomenology noted in a large patient case-series.