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Definition of Natriuretic

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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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