(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


abbreviation for (in prescriptions)

pro re nata

Word Origin for prn

Latin: as the situation demands; whenever needed
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Medicine definitions for prn



pro re nata (as the situation demands)
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