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Definition

Osmotic diuresis is increased urination due to the presence of certain substances in the fluid filtered by the kidneys. This fluid eventually becomes urine. These substances cause additional water to come into the urine, increasing its amount.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Osmotic diuresis can be caused by:

  • High blood sugar (glucose)
  • Use of certain medications, such as Mannitol
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