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Definition of "diuresis" [di•u•re•sis]

  • Excessive 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 "diuresis" in a sentence
  • "Nguyen MT, Pavlock CT, Zderic SA, Carr MC, Canning DA: Overnight catheter drainage in children with poorly compliant bladders improves post-obstructive diuresis and urinary incontinence."
  • "I once had a patient—ironically, a psychiatrist—who was absolutely sure he had diabetes insipidus, when in fact it was his huge fluid intake that was producing his voluminous diuresis."
  • "There were side effects even for the most amenable child: restlessness and insomnia, complete loss of appetite, diuresis, a tendency to “facilitate the flow of thought, generally at the expense of concentration,” and “a rather fictitious sense of fitness, self-confidence, and well-being.”"