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what is a diuretic?

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Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Water pills: Medications that increase urine production.
Answered on Jul 25, 2013
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Diuretic: 44F from NO ASKS WHAT A DIURETIC. ANS: recommend you google this. In brief they decrease Na reabsorbption from the renal tubule so that more Na goes into the urine. Thus your body Na decreases if your Na intake remains the same. Good to lower BP,
Answered on Apr 23, 2016

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