Pro re nata

Working through musculoskeletal cases always leaves me with a lot of questions…. it is satisfying when I have a few that I can answer concretely !!

When looking at a patient’s medications, you may see:

Tylenol PRN – which essentially just means they take it as needed for their pain.

Ok, I know what it means…but what does PRN stand for?


As most things in medicine, it has Latin origins:

Pro re nata

 “As the circumstances arises”  

Ahhhh, clarity.

2 thoughts on “Pro re nata

    • Well, we’ve got so much ground to cover…no way we can do it alone. I love my new seat in front of you and Molly provides many opportunities for “schooling” in the good way. 🙂

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