loop diuretic

noun

med any of a group of diuretics, including frusemide, that act by inhibiting resorption of salts from Henle's loop of the kidney tubule

Nearby words

  1. loony,
  2. loony bin,
  3. loony tunes,
  4. loop,
  5. loop aerial,
  6. loop knot,
  7. loop of henle,
  8. loop of spinal nerves,
  9. loop stitch,
  10. loop window

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Medicine definitions for loop diuretic

loop diuretic

n.

A class of diuretic agents that act by inhibiting reabsorption of sodium and chloride.

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