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
References in classic literature ?
I had, the evening before, drunk plentifully of a most delicious wine called GLIMIGRIM, (the Blefuscudians call it FLUNEC, but ours is esteemed the better sort,) which is very diuretic.
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Using high doses of diuretic to try to delay the initiation of acute dialysis may put these patients at risk of serious harm.
The national observational study, undertaken by a team of researchers at UT Southwestern and the University of California, San Francisco, examined 1,060 adult veterans with hypertension who recently began taking a thiazide diuretic.
Objective: Piper amalago is used in Brazilian folk medicine as diuretic and for the treatment of urinary calculus disease, although no scientific data have been described to support these effects.
12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarfez Pharmaceuticals has completed a trial of its novel loop diuretic drug that has the potential to revolutionize the quality of life and life expectancy of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure and resistant hypertension.
A sample taken from the 31-year-old at the Jamaica Invitational on May 4 tested positive for a banned diuretic - something which is viewed as a masking agent by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
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ALLOW me to point out that fizzy drinks are not a diuretic, contrary to what was reported by your medical expert (Advice on bladder incontinence from Dr Joanna Longstaffe, September 26).
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