Definition of Diuretics

1. Noun. (plural of diuretic) ¹



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Definition of Diuretics

1. diuretic [n] - See also: diuretic

Medical Definition of Diuretics

1. Agents that promote the excretion of urine through their effects on kidney function. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diuretics

diubiquitylated
diuerse
diulose
diuloses
diuranate
diuranates
diureide
diureides
diureses
diuresis
diuretic
diuretic drug
diuretical
diuretically
diuretick
diuretics (current term)
diurna
diurnal
diurnal arc
diurnal arcs
diurnal enuresis
diurnal parallax
diurnal periodicity
diurnal rhythm
diurnal variation
diurnalist
diurnalists
diurnally
diurnalness
diurnals

Literary usage of Diuretics

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Because of the necessity of avoiding all irritation of the kidneys, diuretics should act indirectly rather than directly; consequently, the secretory ..."

2. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"diuretics Diuresis (increase of the quantity of urine) is produced by many substances acting by various mechanisms, and belonging to different groups. ..."

3. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1867)
"Indeed, I may say that cathartics are better entitled to the name of diuretics than any other group of remedies ; since no one of ..."

4. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"These drugs are all used as mild diuretics and disinfectants of the urinary ... Vm. SALINE diuretics. The amount of urine is increased by all solids which ..."

5. Therapeutics: its principles and practice by Horatio C. Wood (1906)
"diuretics. diuretics are medicines used for the purpose of increasing the ... It is notorious that diuretics often fail in practice when their action is ..."

6. The elements of materia medica and therapeutics by Jonathan Pereira (1842)
"These means are the diuretics, properly so called. But almost all the substances thus denominated are most inconstant in their effects. ..."

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