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Diuretic: A class of diuretic agents (e.g., furosemide, ethacrynic acid)that act by inhibiting reabsorption of sodium and chloride, not only in the proximal and distal tubules but also in Henle's loop. Common definition is an agent that helps the body eliminate excess fluids.

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glossary/diuretics.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)