The excretion of an excessively large amount of sodium in the urine. Natriuresis is similar to diuresis (the excretion of an unusually large quantity of urine), except that in natriuresis the urine is exceptionally salty. Natriuresis is a ancient language hybrid of the Latin natrium = sodium and the Greek ouresis = a making water.
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Urinary excretion of sodium; commonly designates enhanced sodium excretion, which may occur in certain diseases or as a result of the administration of diuretic drugs. [natrium + G. ouron, urine]

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na·tri·ure·sis .nā-trē-(y)ə-'rē-səs also na·tru·re·sis -trə-'rē-səs n excessive loss of cations and esp. sodium in the urine
na·tri·uret·ic -'ret-ik adj or n

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the excretion of sodium in the urine, especially in greater than normal amounts.

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na·tri·ure·sis (na″tre-u-reґsis) [L. natrium sodium + -uresis] the excretion of sodium in the urine, particularly in excessive amounts; see also salt-losing syndrome, under syndrome.

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  • natriuresis — [ˌneɪtrɪjʊ(ə) ri:sɪs, ˌnat ] noun Physiology excretion of sodium in the urine. Derivatives natriuretic adjective Origin 1950s: from natron + Gk ourēsis urination …   English new terms dictionary

  • natriuresis — na·tri·ure·sis …   English syllables

  • natriuresis — n. the excretion of sodium in the urine, especially in greater than normal amounts …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • natriuresis — na•tri•u•re•sis [[t]ˌneɪ trə yʊˈri sɪs[/t]] n. phl excretion of sodium in the urine • Etymology: 1957; natrium sodium (< G; see natron) + uresis < Gk oúrēsis urination =ourē , var. s. of oureîn to urinate + sis sis na tri•u•ret′ic ˈrɛt ɪk… …   From formal English to slang

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