Definition of natriuresis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌneɪtrɪjʊ(ə)ˈriːsɪs/
Pronunciation: /ˌnatrɪjʊ(ə)ˈriːsɪs/


[mass noun] Physiology
Excretion of sodium in the urine.
Example sentences
  • The kallikrein kinin system forms bradykinin, resulting in both natriuresis and vasodilatation, and stimulates the production of prostaglandins
  • The use of ACE inhibitors to block the breakdown of bradykinin also promotes vasodilation, natriuresis, and a beneficial effect on cardiac remodeling.
  • In healthy persons, sodium loading increases extracellular fluid volume and EABV, resulting in prompt natriuresis and restoration of normal volumes.



Example sentences
  • Although C-type natriuretic peptide lacks natriuretic action, it has marked vasodilatory and growth-inhibiting properties.
  • Better prognosis has been documented in patients with CHF being treated with diuretics and vasodilators when the b-type natriuretic peptide level decreases.
  • Significant falls occurred in plasma brain natriuretic peptide and urinary metadrenaline excretion.


1950s: from natron + Greek ourēsis 'urination'.

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