Diuretic - Definition

May 2017


Definition


A diuretic substance is a molecule that increases urine production. Diuretics are used in medicine to increase the excretion of water by the kidney. They are recommended primarily for hypertension, heart failure, or kidney disease. There are natural diuretics like green tea, dandelion, nettle, or cider vinegar. Several classes of diuretics are distinguished according to their means of action in the kidney, and the choice depends on the disorders involved. Given their effects, long-term medical monitoring is required when using these treatments.

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