aquaretics


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aquaretics

drugs that bind to vasopressin receptors in the renal collecting duct promoting excretion of solute-free water.
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Newer pharmacologic agents of interest that have been studied in euvolemic and hypervolemic hyponatremia are vasopressin-2 receptor blockers, referred to as aquaretics.
Unlike diuretics, aquaretics do not eliminate sodium and, therefore, are not as likely to create a dangerous sodium-water imbalance in the body.