Definitions for "Diuretics"
herbs (and other medications) which increase the secretion of urine.
One of a series of drugs which are used to promote urination in the patient. They are given to reduce the volume of non-cellular fluids, usually in the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure and edema. Whether the drug falls into the category of thiazides, mercurials, loop diuretics, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, thiazide-like diuretics or potassium-sparing diuretics will depend on the condition of the patient.
A substance that stimulates urination.
Often taken to reduce blood pressure. Taking diuretics can lead to fatigue, dehydration, light-headedness.
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See Diuretic.