os (help with medical reading)

English translation: orally

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French term or phrase:per os
English translation:orally
Entered by: Parrot
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09:13 Aug 18, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical
French term or phrase: os (help with medical reading)
On a patient manifesting symptoms of sclerosis, subsequently admitted to hospital for severe Raynaud's syndrome: "L'apparition d'une symptomatologie dépressive modérée avait motivé la prescription de fluoxétine (Prozac, 20 mg/jour per os), 3 semaines avant l'hospitalisation pour syndrome de Raynaud sevère de l'extrémité des membres supériuers."
Is "os" here "per bone", or "per finger"? And are not 20 mg Prozac more a daily dose than a dose per finger/bone? Any doctor out there?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 17:39
mouth
Explanation:
"per os" means "by mouth" (Gd. Dict. Term.), though the derivation is not clear, probably from Latin
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Guy Bray
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Local time: 08:39
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Boy, that's a relief! Imagine a patient overdosed with Prozac...
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na +1mouth
Guy Bray
naorally
CLS Lexi-tech
naorally
Elisabeth Moser


  

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6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
mouth


Explanation:
"per os" means "by mouth" (Gd. Dict. Term.), though the derivation is not clear, probably from Latin

Guy Bray
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Boy, that's a relief! Imagine a patient overdosed with Prozac...

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agree  CLS Lexi-tech: Os = osmium, latin for mouth
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10 mins
orally


Explanation:
Os means also mouth etc. Thus, I believe it means you take the medication orally.


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Elisabeth Moser
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12 mins
orally


Explanation:
I think it has to do with the way the medication is administered, par "osmium", latin for mouth
by mouth, orally

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paola l m




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