Definitions for diureticˌdaɪ əˈrɛt ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•u•ret•icˌdaɪ əˈrɛt ɪk(adj.)

  1. increasing the volume of the urine excreted.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. (n.)a diuretic medicine or agent, as a thiazide.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of diuretic:

1375–1425; ME d(i)uretik < LL diūrēticus < Gk diourētikós=diourē- (see diuresis )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. diuretic drug, diuretic, water pill(noun)

    any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water


  1. diuretic(Noun)

    A drug that increases the rate of urine excretion.

  2. diuretic(Adjective)

    Increasing the amount or frequency of urination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diuretic(adj)

    tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine

  2. Diuretic(noun)

    a medicine with diuretic properties


  1. Diuretic

    A diuretic is any substance that promotes the production of urine. This includes forced diuresis. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, although each class does so in a distinct way. Alternatively, an antidiuretic such as vasopressin is an agent or drug which reduces the excretion of water in urine.


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