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Acta Médica Costarricense

versão On-line ISSN 0001-6002versão impressa ISSN 0001-6012


DE CESPEDES-MONTEALEGRE, Carlos. Basic science and its applications: three milestones in the 20th century with special reference to Oral Rehydration. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2022, vol.64, n.1, pp.58-63. ISSN 0001-6002.

Following the discovery that sodium transport and glucose transport are coupled in the small intestine, such that glucose accelerates solute and water absorption, highlighted oral hydration), along with other 20th-century milestones like the development of penicillin and viral cultures that preceded the polio vaccine; this opinion article refers to the participation of Costa Rica in the successful development of an applied research study on a priority health problem: oral rehydration in diarrhea caused by viruses.

Palavras-chave : diarrhea; oral rehydration; rotavirus; intestinal absorption.

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