One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Increased or excessive production of urine.Compare with polyuria
- ‘Nurses monitor the patient closely for unbalanced fluid volume related to increased intracranial pressure or diuresis.’
- ‘Be cautious in prescribing diuretics, as excessive diuresis may reduce stroke volume and cardiac output.’
- ‘However, caution is required to avoid excessive diuresis, which can decrease preload and stroke volume.’
- ‘Excessive diuresis might be an important cause of renal dysfunction while taking spironolactone.’
- ‘Loss of glucose in the urine causes osmotic diuresis, increasing urinary losses of electrolytes and water.’
Late 17th century: modern Latin, from di- ‘through’ + Greek ourēsis ‘urination’.
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