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. By the luckiest chance in the world, I had not discharged myself of any part of it.
Summary: Diuretic Drugs are also known as 'water pills'.
All these mechanisms can be manipulated through the use of diuretic drugs, to increase sodium and water excretion from the body.
PHILADELPHIA -- While a switch to spironolactone may be contemplated for a heart failure patient with an inadequate response to oral furosemide (Lasix), transitioning the patient to an alternative loop diuretic may be the preferable approach, Paul McKie, MD, MPH, said at the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians.
PHILADELPHIA -- While many internists might think a switch to spironolactone would be warranted for a heart failure patient with inadequate response to oral furosemide (Lasix), transitioning to an alternative loop diuretic may be the preferable approach, a cardiologist said during a session at the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians.
[USPRwire, Mon Dec 10 2018] Diuretic Drugs are also known as 'water pills'.
Though, Thiazide diuretic is not primarily used to treat osteoporosis, further researches should be conducted to weigh the risk and benefits of Thiazide diuretic use among hypertensive patients with osteoporosis, and to compare Thiazide with other bone mineralizing agents thus one medication can be used for patients with hypertension and osteoporosis which would also help in increasing the compliance rate.
Animals were randomly assigned into four groups each consisting of six male rats for diuretic test.
The interaction pattern varies with the class of the diuretic and its corresponding pharmacokinetics.
BG9719 (CVT-124), an Al adenosine receptor antagonist, protects against the decline in renal function observed with diuretic therapy.
Diuretic use (particularly loop diuretics) is becoming a usual practice in ICUs.