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(dī″yŭ-ret′ik )

[L. diureticus, fr Gr. diourētikos, pert. to urination]

1. Pert. to the increase of urinary secretion.
SEE: diuresis
2. An agent that increases urinary output. Diuretics are used to treat hypertension, congestive heart failure, and edema. Common side effects of these agents are potassium depletion, low blood pressure, dehydration, and hyponatremia.
Diuretic drugs are colloqually called water pills.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Diuretic." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/742999/all/diuretic.
Diuretic. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/742999/all/diuretic. Accessed May 20, 2019.
Diuretic. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/742999/all/diuretic
Diuretic [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/742999/all/diuretic.
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