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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A drug that increases urine production by promoting the excretion of mineral salts and water from the kidneys.

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Diuretics

Tygh Wycoff and John G. Augoustides.

in Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 3365 words.

This chapter discusses Diuretics, including Normal Renal Tubule/Nephron Function, Mannitol, Urea, Loop Diuretics (Furosemide, Bumetanide, Torsemide), Thiazide Diuretics...

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diuretic

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 148 words.

A diuretic is any substance (including alcohol and caffeine) that increases the elimination of fluid from the body through urination.

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diuretic

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 147 words.

A diuretic is any substance (including alcohol and caffeine) that increases the elimination of fluid from the body through urination.

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diuretics

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 714 words.

Diuresis is increased urine flow, and diuretics are substances which elicit diuresis. Strictly speaking, by this definition, water is a

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diuretics

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 104 words.

Drugs that stimulate diuresis. Thiazide diuretics inhibit sodium/chloride reabsorption from the distal convoluted tubules of the kidney and cause a

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diuretic drugs

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 144 words.

1 A class of pharmacological agents on the World Anti-Doping Agency's 2005 Prohibited List. Diuretics increase urine flow, which helps to eliminate tissue fluid. This is...

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diuretic <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 96 words.

a drug that increases the volume of urine produced by promoting the excretion of salts and water from the kidney. Diuretics are used in the treatment of oedema and high blood pressure. ...

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diuretic <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 170 words.

a drug that increases the volume of urine produced by promoting the excretion of salts and water from the kidney. The main classes of diuretics act by inhibiting the reabsorption of salts...

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Diuretics in hypertension

Mehmood Sadiq Butt.

in Hypertension

May 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 1953 words.

Diuretics are effective both as sole agents and as combination agents with other antihypertensive drugs. The choice of agent will depend on various factors including age, ethnicity, and...

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Diuretics in hypertension

Ayush Khurana and Timothy Watson.

in Hypertension

March 2009; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 2153 words.

Diuretics are effective both as sole agents and as combination agents with other antihypertensive drugs. The choice of agent will depend on various factors...

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Diuretics in critical illness

Marlies Ostermann and Ruth Y. Y. Wan.

in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 3024 words.

Fluid overload and chronic hypertension are the most common indications for diuretics. The diuretic response varies between different types and depends on underlying renal function. In...

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Clinical use of diuretics

David H. Ellison and Arohan R. Subramanya.

in Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology

October 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nephrology; Surgery. 23813 words.

Diuretics are widely employed to treat extracellular fluid volume expansion caused by heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, nephrotic syndrome, and chronic kidney disease. Major classes of...

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Diuretics and aquaretics

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker.

in Heart Failure

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 1748 words.

The primary role for diuretics is in the relief of symptoms and signs of pulmonary or peripheral congestion. Diuretics achieve this by increasing the net loss of sodium and water by...

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diuretic

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A drug that increases urine production by promoting the excretion of mineral salts and water from the kidneys.

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diuretic

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 171 words.

A drug or other agent that increases the rate of urine formation and hence the rate at which water and

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diuretic

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 171 words.

A drug or other agent that increases the rate of urine formation and hence the rate at which water and

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diuretics

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 43 words.

Compounds that increase the production and excretion of urine. They may be either compounds that occur naturally in foods (including

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diuretics

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 43 words.

Compounds that increase the production and excretion of urine. They may be either compounds that occur naturally in foods (including

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diuretic

Miquel Porta and John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 23 words.

A pharmaceutical preparation used to treat fluid retention by promoting renal excretion of electrolytes and the fluid in which they

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diuretic

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 23 words.

A pharmaceutical preparation used to treat fluid retention by promoting renal excretion of electrolytes and the fluid in which they

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