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diureticdi‧u‧ret‧ic /ˌdaɪjʊˈretɪk◂/ noun [countable] medical  MDa substance that increases the flow of urinediuretic adjective
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diureticMarks on the paintwork and diuretics for breakfast.Antihistamines, diuretics, and low-salt dietary regimens have all been used with varying degrees of success.That usually means giving diuretics and the like, to reduce the amount of water in the uninjured regions of the brain.Use of diuretics that increase the urinary excretion of bicarbonate can cause metabolic acidosis. 291.Many of these patients are also receiving digitalis or diuretics, and the latter increase the risk by producing hypokalaemia.If these patients are also receiving diuretics as treatment for their underlying disease, the diluting sites may be poisoned.In the majority of studies the most frequently used drugs have been thiazide diuretics and beta-blocking agents.Chlorothiazide is the forerunner of a large class of similar drugs, which have become known as the thiazide diuretics.
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