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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Spironolactone as a class is a potassium-sparing diuretic.
Spironolactone, a potassium-sparing diuretic, and, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may cause hyperkalemia.
Triamterene, on the other hand, is an example of a potassium-sparing diuretic.
The medicine is known as a potassium-sparing diuretic because, unlike some other diuretics, it does not cause the body to lose potassium.
All patients had been unresponsive to medical management with traditional therapies, including a potassium-sparing diuretic, a low-salt diet, and/or a vestibular suppressant.
Patients receiving simple diuretic therapy excreted significant amounts of magnesium, but untreated patients, and those taking a potassium-sparing diuretic had minimal losses of magnesium.
Triamterene/Hydrochlorothiazide is a combination antihypertensive drug with a potassium-sparing diuretic (triamterene) and a thiazide diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide).
Hypersensitivity to the particular potassium-sparing diuretic.
And the 523 patients on ACE inhibitors who were admitted for hyperkalemia were about 27 times more likely to have been treated with a potassium-sparing diuretic in the past week, compared with controls (adjusted odds ratio, 20.
The data also suggested that rapid progression of heart failure could be aborted in those who aren't taking a potassium-sparing diuretic by adding one to their drug regimen, the researchers noted.
Because thiazide diuretics increase potassium excretion, they are often used in combination with a potassium-sparing diuretic to maintain serum potassium at or above 4 mEq/L.
I believe these results will return potassium-sparing diuretics to prominence," said Dr.