Category Archives: Diuretics

PowerPoint presentation on diuretics: MOA, indications, side effects and therapeutic considerations

The following set of lectures has been created by Dr. Edwin Jackson and were published in the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology, a branch of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Part 1: How diuretics work Download: DIURETICS Part 1 – How they work. PPT file Part 2: What do diuretics do Na-K-2ClContinue Reading

Video animation on renal physiology and diuretics mechanism of action.

Mechanism of action of loop diuretics ( Source: Bertram Katzung, Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Mc Graw Hill Medical, 2007): Pharmacodynamics These drugs inhibit NKCC2, the luminal Na+/K+/2Cl- transporter in the thick ascending limb of Henle’s loop. By inhibiting this transporter, the loop diureticsContinue Reading

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