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Halah Ahmad

Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:18 pm

mnemonics \ diuretics

salam all !
this is two mnemonics to help you memorize ,

Diuretics classification in order of site of action

"COLT Pee:"
In their sequential site of action along the nephron:

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (at the proximal tubule)


Osmotic diuretics (at the Loop of Henle)
Loop diuretics (at the ascending loop)
Thiazides (at the distal tubule)
Potassium-sparing diuretics (at the collecting tubules)

· Diuretics make patient urinate like a horse ( colt = horse ) , hence "Colt Pee".

Diuretics: thiazides: indications

"CHIC to use thiazides":


CHF
Hypertension
Insipidous
Calcium calculi

good luck all !