Diuretic

A substance that aids the increase of urine excreted by the body.
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Diuretic

Substance that causes the body to lose water by increasing the amount of urine that is produced.
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Diuretic

a drug that increases the amount of water in the urine, removing excess water from the body; used in treating high blood pressure and fluid retention
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diuretic

promotes the discharge of urine
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Diuretic

A drug that increases the production of urine
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Diuretic

A substance that increases the flow of urine, either by increasing permeability of the kidneys' nephrons, decreasing the reabsorption of filtered serum back into the blood exiting the nephron, increasing blood supply into the nephrons, or increasing the blood into each kidney by renal artery vasodilation.
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Diuretic

A drug that causes the increased passing of urine.
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Diuretic

An agent that increases the secretion and elimination of urine.
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Diuretic

Diuretic: Anything that promotes the formation of urine by the kidney. (The word 'diuretic' comes from a combination of the Greek 'dia-', thoroughly + 'ourein', to urinate = to urinate thoroughly). Diuresis may be due to a huge number of causes including metabolic conditions such as diabetes mellitus (in which the increased glucose level in the blo
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Diuretic

A medicine that removes water from the body by promoting urine formation and the loss of salt.
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Diuretic

A substance that aids the increase of urine excreted by the body.
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Diuretic

Di`u·ret'ic adjective [ Latin diureticus , Greek ..., from ... to make water; ... through + ... to make water, from ... urine: confer French diurétique .] (Medicine) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine. -- noun A medicine with diuretic
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diuretic

<pharmacology> An agent that promotes the excretion of urine. ... Origin: Gr. Diouretikos = promoting urine ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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diuretic

(di″u-ret´ik) increasing diuresis (urine excretion). an agent that does this, such as common substances like tea, coffee, and water, as well as medications. Types include loop diuretics, osmotic diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics, and thiazide diuretics, with the most frequently prescribed being ...
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Diuretic

• (a.) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine. • (n.) A medicine with diuretic properties.
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diuretic

any drug that increases the flow of urine. Diuretics promote the removal from the body of excess water, salts, poisons, and accumulated metabolic ... [5 related articles]
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diuretic

(Gr. diourtikos promoting urine) an agent that promotes the excretion of urine.
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Diuretic

a drug or substance which has the effect of increasing the amount of urine the kidneys excrete. Swollen feet and ankles are sometimes treated with diuretics. There are several classes, which act at different points in the water resorption portion of the kidney tubule.
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Diuretic

A diuretic provides a means of forced diuresis which elevates the rate of urination. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, although each class does so in a distinct way. == Medical uses == In medicine, diuretics are used to treat heart failure, liver cirrhosis, hypertension and certai
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diuretic

A drug that increases urine production by the kidney. Alcohol and caffeine are mild diuretics. Thiazides and other diuretics are commonly used in treatment of heart failure, edema, high blood pressure, and liver and kidney disease.
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Diuretic

A chemical that stimulates the production of urine. Diuretics are not safe during pregnancy and should be avoided. Examples of diuretics include water pills and caffeine (tea, coffee, soda, chocolate, etc) .
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diuretic

diuretic (dī"yuret'ik) , drug used to increase urine formation and output. Diuretics are prescribed for the treatment of edema (the accumulation of excess fluids in the tissues of the body), which is often the result of underlying disease of the kidneys, liver, lungs, or heart (e.g., c...
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Diuretic

A diuretic is a medicine which increases the flow of urine by acting on the kidneys either directly or secondarily through the blood or nervous system.
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diuretic

Type: Term Pronunciation: dī′yū-ret′ik Definitions: 1. Promoting excretion of urine. 2. An agent that increases the amount of urine excreted.
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diuretic

Any drug that increases the output of urine by the kidneys. It may be used in the treatment of high blood pressure and to relieve oedema associated with heart, lung, kidney or liver disease, and some endocrine disorders
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