Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive discharge of urine.

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  • n. excessive urination

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Free excretion of urine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, an excessive secretion of urine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. increased secretion of urine; if not due to increased liquid intake or to the action of a diuretic drug it can be a symptom of diabetes mellitus

Etymologies

New Latin, from Late Latin diūrēticus, diuretic; see diuretic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Nguyen MT, Pavlock CT, Zderic SA, Carr MC, Canning DA: Overnight catheter drainage in children with poorly compliant bladders improves post-obstructive diuresis and urinary incontinence.

    Publications of the Urology Division

  • I once had a patient—ironically, a psychiatrist—who was absolutely sure he had diabetes insipidus, when in fact it was his huge fluid intake that was producing his voluminous diuresis.

    After the Diagnosis

  • There were side effects even for the most amenable child: restlessness and insomnia, complete loss of appetite, diuresis, a tendency to “facilitate the flow of thought, generally at the expense of concentration,” and “a rather fictitious sense of fitness, self-confidence, and well-being.”

    Raymond Carver

  • For the pt who requires more diuresis, it is easier to drop the hctz & add furosemide again dirt cheap & keep the ACE rather than switching off a combination.

    The Dirty Little Secret About Patients as Partners in Health Care

  • The initial rapid weight loss is due to the phenomenon of diuresis.

    Why Fat Loss Programs Fail?

  • However after a few days, the process of diuresis commences on its own again and there is further reduction in the weight.

    Why Fat Loss Programs Fail?

  • I am a registered nurse and I have some working knowledge that the atrium produces a peptide that causes diuresis.

    Dr. Blog « BuzzMachine

  • Heavy ketosis can bring about a little diuresis, which can lead to a little dehydration, making the urine more concentrated and therefor more yellow.

    Metabolism and ketosis | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Often when people drop their carbs – as they do if they switch to Splenda – they have a diuresis and get rid of a lot of potassium in their urine.

    Make your own cola…if you dare | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • · China "root" (Poria cocos); a fungus growing on pine tree roots, promotes diuresis; and

    2. China

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