triamterene

A potassium sparing diuretic agent, often used in combination with hydrochlorthiazide.

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tri·am·ter·ene trī-'am-tər-.ēn n a diuretic drug C12H11N7 that promotes potassium retention see DYAZIDE

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n.
a potassium-sparing diuretic that is given by mouth and produces an effect within two hours. It causes the loss of sodium and chloride from the kidneys and is used in the treatment of various forms of fluid retention (oedema). Common side-effects include nausea, vomiting, weakness, reduced blood pressure, and digestive disorders.

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tri·am·ter·ene (tri-amґtər-ēn) [USP] a potassium-sparing diuretic that blocks the reabsorption of sodium in the distal convoluted tubules; used for the treatment of edema and hypertension, either alone or in conjunction with a loop or thiazide diuretic; administered orally.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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