Definition of diuretic in English:

diuretic

adjective

  • (chiefly of drugs) causing increased passing of urine.

    • ‘It may be necessary to increase the diuretic dosage, decrease the beta-blocker dosage or discontinue the beta blocker.’
    • ‘You have to be brave, silly or very determined to go out shopping shortly after you've taken your daily dose of diuretic pills.’
    • ‘It supports natural diuretic action, but does not force water from the body like diuretic pills.’
    • ‘I can only take so many diuretic pills for the condition, and I'm on the maximum dose right now.’
    • ‘A diuretic drug such as thiazide, and a very low salt diet, can help to reduce the amount of urine being made by up to half.’

noun

  • A diuretic drug.

    • ‘ACE inhibitors may be a preferred second drug to add to diuretics if necessary to achieve blood pressure control.’
    • ‘Patients with atrial fibrillation also had more drug days for diuretics and for electrolytes.’
    • ‘The mean blood pressure readings were the same for the diuretics and the newer drugs.’
    • ‘There is also evidence that diuretics and bronchodilators may have a synergistic effect in improving lung mechanics.’
    • ‘Recommended drugs for heart failure include ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and diuretics.’

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French diuretique, or via late Latin from Greek diourētikos, from diourein ‘urinate’, from dia ‘through’ + ouron ‘urine’.

Pronunciation

diuretic

/ˌdʌɪjʊ(ə)ˈrɛtɪk/