Diuretic

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

Diuretic

A diuretic is any substance that promotes the production of urine. This includes forced diuresis. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, although each class does so in a distinct way. Alternatively, an antidiuretic such as vasopressin is an agent or drug which reduces the excretion of ...
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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

(di;yuu-ret;ik) An agent that promotes the excretion of urine, thereby lowering blood volume and pressure.
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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

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

<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'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

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

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

A diuretic is used to increase the flow of urine to relieve water retention.
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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 diuretic.
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Diuretic

A drug that causes the increased passing of urine.
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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

A drug that increases the production of urine
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diuretic

A drug that increases the production of urine.
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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 drug that lowers blood pressure by causing fluid loss. Diuretics promote urine production.
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Diuretic

A medication that increases the formation of urine so that the body can get rid of excessive fluids. The term 'diuretic' is derived from the Greek 'dia', which means 'thoroughly', and 'ourein', which means 'to urinate'. Diuretics are also used to reduce blood pressure because of this reason.
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Diuretic

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

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

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

A substance that increases the flow of urine from the body....
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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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