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p.r.n.

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  1. (in prescriptions) as the occasion arises; as needed.
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Origin of p.r.n.

From the Latin word prō rē nāta
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British Dictionary definitions for prn

prn

abbreviation for (in prescriptions)
  1. pro re nata
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Word Origin

Latin: as the situation demands; whenever needed
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prn in Medicine

p.r.n.

abbr.
  1. pro re nata (as the situation demands)
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