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What is the mechanism of diuresis caused by acetazolamide?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds answered

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Acetazolamide: As a carbonic andydrase inhibitor, acetazolamide decreases the rate of carbonic acid and hydrogen ion production of the kidney, this increases the excretion of solutes and the rate of urinary output.

Answered 7/23/2012

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