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Loop Diuretics: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's prep up this look at diuretics. Loop diuretics block sodium and chloride reabsorption in the nephron's Loop of Henle. Loop diuretics produce the highest loss of fluid and electrolytes.

    00:14 So furosemide is an example of a loop diuretic. Bumetanide, ethacrynic acid, and torsemide are also other examples of loop diuretics. Loop diuretics cause hypotension or low blood pressure by decreasing volume and relaxing venous smooth muscle. They also cause electrolyte imbalances; hearing loss, that's ototoxicity; elevated blood sugar, hyperglycemia; elevated uric acid levels and should be avoided in pregnancy. Thank you for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Loop Diuretics: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Medications for Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances (Nursing).


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