Diuretic

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Medicine to help the body to get rid of the excess fluid which may build up in the lungs or elsewhere in the body in congestive heart failure, e.g. aldactone, lasix. It does this by causing the kidneys to increase their production of urine. Other medicine, e.g. potassium, may be given at the same time to maintain the balance of salts in the body, which may tend to be affected adversely by the diuretic.

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