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Diuretic   Listen
adjective
Diuretic  adj.  (Med.) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine.
Diuretic salt (Med.), potassium acetate; so called because of its diuretic properties.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Diuretic" Quotes from Famous Books



... at High School (1880) had been capable of attaining the point of greatest altitude against the whole concurrent strength of the institution, 210 scholars: Stephen's higher, more sibilant, who in the ultimate hours of the previous day had augmented by diuretic consumption ...
— Ulysses • James Joyce

... well when most needed. The simplest diuretic is potassium citrate, given in wintergreen or peppermint water, in doses of 2 gm. (30 grains), three or four tunes in twenty- four hours. One or more of the vegetable, nonirritant diuretics may be tried if preferred. If the sickness preceding the pericarditis was not a long fever, and the heart muscle ...
— DISTURBANCES OF THE HEART • OLIVER T. OSBORNE, A.M., M.D.

... plant not only acts as a wholesome and nutritious vegetable, but also as a diuretic, aperient, and deobstruent. The chemical analysis of its juice discovers its composition to be a peculiar crystallizable principle, called asparagin, albumen, mannite, malic acid, and some salts. Thours says, the cellular tissue ...
— The Book of Household Management • Mrs. Isabella Beeton

... shrubs of the genus Agathosma, especially A. betulina and A. crenulata; the leaves are used as a mild diuretic and provide an aromatic oil ...
— Mother's Remedies - Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers - of the United States and Canada • T. J. Ritter



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