noun[mass noun] Medicine
Increased or excessive production of urine. Compare with polyuria.
- 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.
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