Definition of diuresis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdīyəˈrēsis/


Increased or excessive production of urine. Compare with polyuria.
Example sentences
  • Loss of glucose in the urine causes osmotic diuresis, increasing urinary losses of electrolytes and water.
  • Excessive diuresis might be an important cause of renal dysfunction while taking spironolactone.
  • Be cautious in prescribing diuretics, as excessive diuresis may reduce stroke volume and cardiac output.


Late 17th century: modern Latin, from di-3 'through' + Greek ourēsis 'urination'.

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Syllabification: di·u·re·sis

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