diuresis

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diuresis

[‚dī·yu̇′rē·səs]
(medicine)
Increased excretion of urine.
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Gulping down water can actually increase your risk of dehydration due to a process known as water diuresis. Gulping a litre of water increases urine output over a period of 30 minutes by up to eight times and can remain at this level for up to eight hours.
In agreement with the results of Lloyd (1) published in 1952, later investigators claimed a stimulatory influence of water diuresis on urinary free Cortisol (UFC) in healthy individuals (2-5).
"Gulping it down can actually increase your risk of dehydration due to a process known as water diuresis," says Dr Lewis in his Volvic Hydration Report.