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Main example of a osmotic diuretic?

Mannitol

Mannitol

mechanism of osmotic?

Increase osmality of urine- more water kept in urine


Decreases water reabsorbtion from urine


All by increasing pressure within the nephron, forcing water out into the urine

Increase osmality of urine- more water kept in urine




Decreases water reabsorbtion from urine




All by increasing pressure within the nephron, forcing water out into the urine

What is unique about osmoitic?

Only diuretic that works outside the nephron lumen

How are osmotic/ mannitol given?

IV


Cannot be given orally

IV




Cannot be given orally

Main use for osmotic diuretics?

Treatment of renal failure/ kidney failure

Other effects of osmotic treatment?

Reduces excess brain and eye pressure, not a renal mechanism