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Diuretic

Diuretic

(Science: pharmacology) An agent that promotes the excretion of urine.

Origin: gr. Diouretikos = promoting urine Any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine.Substances that promote diuresis, such as caffeine found in coffee.


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Homeostasis connections

... then sweating to cool the body which obviously affects osmoregulation, hence the kidneyes and endocrine (ADH - forgotten the hormone, sorry - Anti-diuretic hormone??)(sorry, will go and look up my son's school biology book - the things one forgets in the years one doesn't study....!) Otherwise, ...

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by Julie5
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:48 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Homeostasis connections
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Re: alcohol

Alcohol is encouraging the body to lose more water. It has anti-diuretic. So alcohol user feel the need to pee excessively and thirsty.

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by jeenar
Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Question on filtrate in nephron becoming more concentrated

... the nephron? Explain fully - include the following terms/concepts: passive transport (diffusion and osmosis), water, sodium chloride, urea, anti-diuretic hormone ADH, and glucose

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by HannahCo
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:11 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Question on filtrate in nephron becoming more concentrated
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Views: 5465

Re: Use of diuretics

I've personally mixed Ephedrine with alcohol on multiple occassions, Ephedrine is quite the diuretic! However, the diuresis was only ever an unintended side-effect; I've not used it with water for detoxification. As a stimulant, it probably helps reduce the grogginess ...

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by drunkard
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Use of diuretics
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Views: 7923

Use of diuretics

It seems like diuretics would help remove ethanol from the blood - it's being converted in the liver and lost across the respiratory membranes as well, and additional "flushing" would add to that, but how much-? And isn't ...

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by Darby
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Use of diuretics
Replies: 3
Views: 7923
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