Diuretics - Learn with Visual Mnemonics!

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Visual Learner Studios uses visual mnemonics to teach pharmacology fast and efficiently.

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A diuretic is any substance that induces the production of urine from the body. In medicine, diuretics are used to treat a wide variety of conditions including heart failure, hypertension, liver cirrhosis and certain kidney diseases.

There are 5 classes of diuretics that our visual mnemonic describes: Loop diuretics, Thiazide Diuretics, Carbonic Anhydrase inhibitors, Potassium sparing diuretics, and Osmotic diuretics.

Drugs looked at in this tutorial: Furosemide, Bendroflumethiazide, Hydrochlorothiazide, Metolazone, Acetazolamide, Methazolamide, Spironolactone, Eplerenone, Amiloride, and Mannitol.

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