saluretic

[ sal-yuh-ret-ik ]
/ ˌsæl yəˈrɛt ɪk /
Medicine/Medical

adjective

of or relating to a substance that promotes renal excretion of sodium and chloride ions.

noun

any such substance, as furosemide.

Origin of saluretic

First recorded in 1955–60; sal + uretic

Related forms

sal·u·ret·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for saluretic

saluretic

[ săl′yə-rĕtĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or causing excretion of salt.

n.

A drug that promotes excretion of salt in the urine.
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