diuretic


adjective

  1. increasing the volume of the urine excreted, as by a medicinal substance.

noun

  1. a diuretic medicine or agent.

adjective

  1. acting to increase the flow of urine

noun

  1. a drug or agent that increases the flow of urine

c.1400 (adjective and noun), from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diouretikos “prompting urine,” from diourein “urinate,” from dia “through” (see dia-) + ourein “urinate,” from ouron (see urine).

adj.

  1. Tending to increase the discharge of urine./del

n.

  1. A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.

  1. A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine. Diuretics are used in the treatment of high blood pressure, edema, and other medical conditions.

A substance that increases the rate of urine production.

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