What Are Diuretics? - Definition, Types, Side Effects & Examples

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Which of the following is a condition for which diuretics are used?

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1. Which of the following type of diuretic is considered the mainstay therapy for high blood pressure (hypertension)?

2. Which of the following type of diuretic is especially potent, thus causing large volumes of urine to be excreted?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what diuretics are and the conditions that diuretics are used for. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know side effects of diuretics and who would benefit the most from using these drugs, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Conditions that diuretics are used for
  • The diuretic used for high blood pressure therapy
  • The type of diuretic causing large volumes of urine to be excreted
  • Side effects of diuretics
  • The type of patient who would benefit the most from a diuretic

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related diuretics lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of diuretics
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the conditions that diuretics are used to treat

Additional Learning

Review the lesson named What Are Diuretics? - Definition, Types, Side Effects & Examples to find out more about diuretics. The following objectives are covered:

  • Identify what diuretics are and the process of how diuretics work
  • Learn about the reason why diuretics are prescribed by health care professionals
  • Recall the different types of diuretics and their functions
  • Review the side effects of diuretics
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