diuresis

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diuresis

[‚dī·yu̇′rē·səs]
(medicine)
Increased excretion of urine.
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Diets high in protein appeared to stimulate water intake of cows, and then water excess reduced the osmolality of extracellular fluid, resulting in water diuresis and normalization of plasma osmolality (Kume et al.
1951) Water diuresis produced during recumbency by the intravenous infusion of isotonic saline solution.
This information is most useful in two circumstances: 1) in cases of water loss secondary to an osmotic load (such as urea or glucose) and 2) in assessing free water losses following correction of hyponatremia in a case where a free water diuresis can ensure.