American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Tending to increase the discharge of urine.
- n. A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, exciting the secretion of urine.
- n. A medicine that excites the secretion and discharge of urine.
- adj. Increasing the amount or frequency of urination.
- n. A drug that increases the rate of urine excretion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med.) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine.
- n. any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
- Middle English diuretik, from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diūrēticus, from Greek diourētikos, from diourein, to pass urine : dia-, dia- + ourein, to urinate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the stepped-care lasix no prescription overnight to antihypertensive treatment, bumetanide, acid, or coffee may for a term diuretic in efectos with titration impairment.”
“Instead, if a calcium channel blocker is first prescribed, a diuretic should be the add-on drug.”
“In other words, that most patients are going to need at least two drugs to treat their hypertension, and that one of those drugs for most people should be what's called the diuretic, and diuretics are old-fashioned, cheap pills.”
“Élém. de Bot., it is referred to as a diuretic and detersive aperient, employed as a purifier of the blood in scrofulous and cutaneous diseases.”
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“A diuretic is a chemical that kicks your urinary system into overdrive.”
“Satan's Whiskers-the juniper berries in gin act as a diuretic, meaning you won't retain water (although you will be hitting the head a lot more).”
“My own thinking is that the combination of Zocor and a diuretic which is part of my hypertension regime is basically turning me into a liquid, and eventually I’ll disappear down the pipes.”
“Or maybe it’s the blood pressure medication and the diuretic which is causing the trouble.”
“Black coffee contains caffeine, which is an appetite suppressant, it may stimulate thermogensis (body generating heat from food digestion) and it is a diuretic — but diet and exercise are better weight-loss tools.”
“It is the amiable diuretic as great as an emenagogue.”
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