increased discharge of urine.
Origin of diuresis
< New Latin
< Greek diourē-
(verbid stem of dioureîn
to urinate) + -sis -sis
; see diuretic
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Examples from the Web for diuresis
Historical Examples of diuresis
It produced, after some time, slight purging, and some diuresis.
So far the conditions of sweating and of diuresis are nearly opposite.
Increased secretion of saliva, general perspiration, or diuresis sometimes marks the cessation of the pyrexia.
There is increased mucous secretion, and a feeling of nausea; but neither diaphoresis nor diuresis has been observed.
The result of the use of salines was a diuresis varying in the promptness of its appearance and in its amount.
British Dictionary definitions for diuresis
excretion of an unusually large quantity of urine
Word Origin for diuresis
C17: from New Latin, from Greek diourein to urinate
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Word Origin and History for diuresis
medical Latin, from Greek diourein "to urinate" (see diuretic) + -esis.
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Discharge of urine, especially in unusually large amounts.
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