Sunday, April 24, 2011

Diuretics

Introduction:

Diuretics are the drugs that cause the increased outflow of urine.

General action of diuretics:
Many types of diuretics
1. Decrease that amount of fluid which is reabsorbed by the renal tubules, from where the fluid returns to the blood
2. Increase glomerular filtration

General uses of diuretics:
They are used to remove excess water from the body which may contain some salts, toxins and other accumulated waste products such as urea.

They have the ability of getting rid of excess fluid from the body which may cause edema, which contains an abnormal accumulation of fluid from serum resulting in some of the disease.
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