pro re nata

pro re nata

[proh re nah-tah; English proh ree ney-tuh, rey]
Latin.
for an unforeseen need or contingency.

Origin:
literally, for a thing born

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pro re nata

adverb
according to need (physicians use PRN in writing prescriptions); "add water as needed" [syn: as needed
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