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Definition of Natriuretic

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Natriuretic: Causing natriuresis, the excretion of an excessively large amount of sodium in the urine.

A hybrid of the Latin natrium = sodium and the Greek ouresis = a making water.

Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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