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a potassium sparing diuretic, used as the hydrochloride salt, usually in combination with hydrochlorothiazide, in the treatment of edema and hypertension and the prevention and treatment of hypokalemia.
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amilorideNephrology A drug that blocks the Na+/H+ antiporter, used clinically as a potassium-sparing diuretic. See Diuretics, Potassium-sparing diuretic Pulmonology An aerosolized sodium channel blocker that may slow the progression of pulmonary dysfunction in cystic fibrosis. See Diuretics, Potassium-sparing diuretic.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
amilorideA thiazide DIURETIC drug that acts by reducing reabsorption of sodium, and thus water, in the kidneys. A potassium-sparing diuretic used in the treatment of high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION), HEART FAILURE or other conditions in which excess fluid is retained in the body. The drug is on the WHO official list. Formulated in combination with other drugs under brand names such as Amil-Co, Burinex A, Fru-Co, Frumil, Kalten, Lasoride, Moducren, Moduret 25, Moduretic and Navispare.
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