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
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.
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.
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.”
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 initial rapid weight loss is due to the phenomenon of diuresis.
However after a few days, the process of diuresis commences on its own again and there is further reduction in the weight.
I am a registered nurse and I have some working knowledge that the atrium produces a peptide that causes diuresis.
Heavy ketosis can bring about a little diuresis, which can lead to a little dehydration, making the urine more concentrated and therefor more yellow.
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.
· China "root" (Poria cocos); a fungus growing on pine tree roots, promotes diuresis; and
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