Diuretic vs Acetazolamide - What's the difference?

diuretic | acetazolamide | Hypernyms |

Diuretic is a hypernym of acetazolamide.


As nouns the difference between diuretic and acetazolamide

is that diuretic is a drug or a substance that increases the rate of urine excretion while acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used to treat glaucoma and other conditions.

As an adjective diuretic

is increasing the amount or frequency of urination.

diuretic

Alternative forms

* diuretick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Increasing the amount or frequency of urination.
  • Derived terms

    * diuretically

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A drug or a substance that increases the rate of urine excretion.
  • Coordinate terms

    * laxative

    acetazolamide

    Noun

    (-)
  • A carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used to treat glaucoma and other conditions.
  • Synonyms

    * Acetazolam * Apo-Acetazolamide * Dazamide * Diamox * Storzolamide

    Hypernyms

    * antiglaucoma agents * anticonvulsants * diuretics

    References

    * Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses