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Meaning of DIURETIC

Pronunciation:  `dIyû'retik

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine

DIURETIC is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: diuretic drug
 See Also: chlorothiazide, Diuril, drug, Edecrin, Esidrix, ethacrynic acid, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, HydroDIURIL, hydroflumethiazide, indapamide, Lasix, Lozal, mannitol, Naqua, Osmitrol, thiazide, trichlormethiazide



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di`u*ret"ic\, a. [L. diureticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make
water; ? through + ? to make water, fr. ? urine: cf. F.
diur['e]tique.] (Med.)
Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine. --
n. A medicine with diuretic properties.

{Diuretic salt} (Med.), potassium acetate; -- so called
   because of its diuretic properties.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a medication that lowers blood pressure.
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