Diuretic
Diuretic 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. [1913 Webster]

{Diuretic salt} (Med.), potassium acetate; -- so called because of its diuretic properties. [1913 Webster]


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  • diuretic — DIURÉTIC, Ă, diuretici, ce, adj., s.n. (Medicament, ceai etc.) care produce sau măreşte diureza. [pr.: di u ] – Din fr. diurétique, lat. diureticus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 18.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  diurétic adj. m. (sil. di u ) …   Dicționar Român

  • diuretic — Medicine ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing increased passing of urine. ► NOUN ▪ a diuretic drug. ORIGIN Greek diour tikos, from diourein urinate …   English terms dictionary

  • diuretic — [dī΄yo͞oret′ik] adj. [ME diuretik < LL diureticus < Gr diourētikos < diourein: see DIURESIS] increasing the excretion of urine n. a diuretic drug or other substance diuretically adv …   English World dictionary

  • diuretic — c.1400 (adj. and noun), from O.Fr. diuretique, from L.L. diureticus, from Gk. diouretikos prompting urine, from diourein urinate, from dia through (see DIA (Cf. dia )) + ourein urinate, from ouron (see URINE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Diuretic — This illustration shows where some types of diuretics act, and what they do. A diuretic provides a means of forced diuresis which elevates the rate of urination. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of… …   Wikipedia

  • diuretic — [[t]da͟ɪ͟əre̱tɪk[/t]] diuretics N COUNT A diuretic is a substance which makes your body increase its production of waste fluids, with the result that you need to urinate more often than usual. [MEDICAL or TECHNICAL] Like caffeine, alcohol acts as …   English dictionary

  • diuretic — UK [ˌdaɪjʊˈretɪk] / US [ˌdaɪjəˈretɪk] noun [countable] Word forms diuretic : singular diuretic plural diuretics medical a substance that makes your body produce more urine Derived word: diuretic UK / US adjective Caffeine is known to have a… …   English dictionary

  • diuretic — adjective Etymology: Middle English duretik, diuretic, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diourētikos, from diourein to urinate, from dia + ourein to urinate more at urine Date: 14th century tending to increase the excretion of urine <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diuretic — 1. Promoting the excretion of urine. 2. An agent that increases the amount of urine excreted. cardiac d. a d. that acts by increasing function of the heart, and thereby improves renal perfusion. direct d. a d. whose primary …   Medical dictionary

  • diuretic — diuretically, adv. diureticalness, n. /duy euh ret ik/, adj. 1. increasing the volume of the urine excreted, as by a medicinal substance. n. 2. a diuretic medicine or agent. [1375 1425; ME d(i)uretik < LL diureticus < Gk diouretikós, equiv. to di …   Universalium

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