Definition of loop diuretic in English:

loop diuretic


  • A powerful diuretic which inhibits resorption of water and sodium from the loop of Henle.

    • ‘You may need to take a medication called a loop diuretic.’
    • ‘Occasionally it may be necessary to use a continuous intravenous infusion of a loop diuretic.’
    • ‘In symptomatic patients, a loop diuretic can be prescribed.’
    • ‘This can be overcome with increased diuretic doses or combination regimens that include both a thiazide diuretic and a loop diuretic.’
    • ‘Combining a loop diuretic with a thiazide diuretic increases diuretic potency by minimizing distal tubular compensation.’