Definition of diuretic in English:

diuretic

Syllabification: di·u·ret·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌdīyəˈredik
 
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Medicine

adjective

(Chiefly of drugs) causing increased passing of urine.
More example sentences
  • It may be necessary to increase the diuretic dosage, decrease the beta-blocker dosage or discontinue the beta blocker.
  • You have to be brave, silly or very determined to go out shopping shortly after you've taken your daily dose of diuretic pills.
  • It supports natural diuretic action, but does not force water from the body like diuretic pills.

noun

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A diuretic drug.
More example sentences
  • ACE inhibitors may be a preferred second drug to add to diuretics if necessary to achieve blood pressure control.
  • Patients with atrial fibrillation also had more drug days for diuretics and for electrolytes.
  • The mean blood pressure readings were the same for the diuretics and the newer drugs.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French diuretique, or via late Latin from Greek diourētikos, from diourein 'urinate', from dia 'through' + ouron 'urine'.

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