Thiazide diuretics are used to treat patients with heart failure. Their goal is to decrease the amount of salt (sodium chloride) in the body by decreasing the amount that the kidney reabsorbs. This excess sodium in the kidneys that is destined for excretion via urination can cause hyponatremia (low sodium level) and can lead to kaliuresis by increasing sodium-potassium exchange.
- Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 16th edition
- Merriam-Webster entry
- Welling, Paul A. "Regulation of Renal Potassium Secretion: Molecular Mechanisms". Seminars in Nephrology. 33 (3): 215–228. doi:10.1016/j.semnephrol.2013.04.002.
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