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Portland (medical term)

Portland (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/) is a term used in the medical field, particularly in relation to the Portland Protocol, a treatment regimen for Diabetic Ketoacidosis.


The term "Portland" in this context is derived from the city of Portland, Oregon, where the protocol was first developed and implemented.


The Portland Protocol is a standardized approach to the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious complication of diabetes. It involves the administration of insulin and fluids, as well as the monitoring of blood glucose and electrolyte levels.

Related Terms

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.
  • Insulin: A hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.
  • Electrolytes: Minerals in your blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge.
  • Glucose: A simple sugar that provides energy to all of the cells in your body.

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