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Definition of "diuretic" [di•u•ret•ic]

  • Tending to increase the discharge of urine. (adjective)
  • A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diuretic" in a sentence
  • "In the stepped-care lasix no prescription overnight to antihypertensive treatment, bumetanide, acid, or coffee may for a term diuretic in efectos with titration impairment."
  • "Instead, if a calcium channel blocker is first prescribed, a diuretic should be the add-on drug."
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