Diuretics and their sites of function. Ahhh, consider the kidney. Inspiration for the kidney bean and the kidney shaped pool. A wonderful little organ which one cannot live without. And yet, I can never remember what goes on in the Loop of Henle!
Each of these sections has a main function in adjusting the amount and kind of solutes in the urine. Different drugs and diuretics work at distinct areas, some diuretics are potassium sparing while others (like Lasix/furosemide) are potassium wasting.
“ Furosemide aka Lasix is probably the most commonly used diuretic. It is used to reduce body water content (usually by inducing urination) for two conditions: hypertension or edema. It is the treatment for edema associated with congestive heart.
Nephron again. Proximal tube: Recapture of WATER, IONS and NUTRIENTS Descending loop of Henle: reabsorption of water. Ascending loop of Henel: permeable to ions Distal tubule: reabsorption of K and NaCl Collecting duct: to the renal pelvis we go