diuretic diuretic  /ˌdaɪ u ˈrɛ tɪk/


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



  1. The diuretics turned out to be just as effective as ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers in treating hypertension, and were associated with fewer complications.
  2. Some contain diuretics or laxatives that can cause skin rashes, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.
  3. While chairman of Cornell University's physiology department, Pitts conducted studies that led to new medical routines of therapy and an understanding of diuretic drugs.


  • 'Suspicious' death in France after medicine alert

    MARSEILLE/PARIS (Reuters) - French police are investigating the death of a 92-year-old man as "suspicious" after he was given medicine that may have been wrongly labeled as a diuretic drug, a police representative said on Sunday. The man's death on Saturday was two days after France's pharmaceutical watchdog ANSM asked pharmacies to take off the shelves 190,000 boxes of the diuretic furosemide ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "Shane Warne said his mother had given him a diuretic so that he would look slimmer on television, without mentioning the shoulder injury from which he was trying to recover," Pound writes. "The diuretic was a masking agent that could have...
    on Dec 2, 2006 By: Dick Pound Source: Scotland on Sunday

  2. "I don't think you can have a zero tolerance policy on drugs because it's not as black and white as that," Hayden said. "For example what sort of drugs? Shane Warne was hit with a drugs charge but it was nothing more than a diuretic. Is that...
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Matthew Hayden Source: Adelaidenow

  3. "I thought I took the proper procedures and methods by getting a doctor's authorization to take the diuretic," Pittman said. "The diuretic I took did not dilute any urine specimen, which is what a player does when they are trying to mask...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Bryan Pittman Source: Dallas Morning News

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