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.

Nearby words

  1. salubrity,
  2. salud,
  3. salugi,
  4. saluki,
  5. saluresis,
  6. salus,
  7. salus populi suprema lex esto,
  8. salutary,
  9. salutation,
  10. salutatorian

Origin of saluretic

First recorded in 1955–60; sal + uretic

Related formssal·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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