diuretic

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di·u·ret·ic

 (dī′ə-rĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Tending to increase the discharge of urine.
n.
A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.

[Middle English diuretik, from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diūrēticus, from Greek diourētikos, from diourein, to pass urine : dia-, dia- + ourein, to urinate.]

di′u·ret′ic·al·ly adv.

diuretic

(ˌdaɪjʊˈrɛtɪk)
adj
(Pathology) acting to increase the flow of urine
n
(Pharmacology) a drug or agent that increases the flow of urine
ˌdiuˈretically adv
ˌdiuˈreticalness n

di•u•ret•ic

(ˌdaɪ əˈrɛt ɪk)

adj.
1. increasing the volume of the urine excreted.
n.
2. a diuretic medicine or agent, as a thiazide.
[1375–1425; Middle English d(i)uretik < Late Latin diūrēticus < Greek diourētikós=diourē- (see diuresis)]
di`u•ret′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diuretic - any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
chlorthalidone, Hygroton, Thalidone - a diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Edecrin, ethacrynic acid - diuretic (trade name Edecrin) used to treat edema
furosemide, Lasix - commonly used diuretic (trade name Lasix) used to treat hypertension and edema
indapamide, Lozal - diuretic (trade name Lozal) used in the treatment of hypertension
mannitol, Osmitrol - a diuretic (trade name Osmitrol) used to promote the excretion of urine
thiazide - any of a group of drugs commonly used as diuretics in the treatment of hypertension; they block the reabsorption of sodium in the kidneys
Translations

diuretic

[ˌdaɪjʊəˈretɪk]
A. ADJdiurético
B. Ndiurético m

diuretic

[ˌdaɪjuəˈrɛtɪk]
ndiurétique m
adjdiurétique

diuretic

adjharntreibend, diuretisch (spec)

diuretic

[ˌdaɪjʊˈrɛtɪk]
1. adjdiuretico/a
2. ndiuretico

di·u·ret·ic

a. diurético, rel. a agentes que provocan aumento en la secreción de orina.

diuretic

adj & n diurético