loop diuretic


: a diuretic that inhibits reabsorption in the ascending limb of the loop of Henle causing greatly increased excretion of sodium chloride in the urine and to a lesser extent of potassium

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“Loop diuretic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/loop%20diuretic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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