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Urinary Tract Meds.

Medications classified to produce polyuria, reduce edema, treat hypertension are called Diuretics.
Diuretics that cause excessive loss of potassium are called Potassium wasting diuretics.
Diuretics that do not cause excessive loss of potassium are called Potassium sparing diuretics.
Medications classified to treat hypokalemia are called Potassium supplements.
Potassium is commonly measured in mEq which stands for milliequivalents
Involuntary urination from urinary bladder spasms is abbreviated OAB which stands for Overactive Bladder, aka Urge incontinence.
Spasms are Involuntary muscle contractions.
Overactive bladder can cause sudden urges to void called Urinary Urgency
Urinary urgency can cause loss of bladder control called Urinary incontinence or enuresis
Medications classified to treat overactive bladder are called urinary antispasmodics
Botox is botulism toxin administered to paralyze Muscle activity
Non-malignant excessive growth of the prostate is abbreviated BPH which stands for Benign prostatic hypertrophy or Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
BPH can cause involuntary delay in initiation micturation called Urinary hesitancy
BPH can cause accumulation of urine in the urinary bladder due to the inability to urinate called Urinary retention
Inability to achieve or maintain and erection is abbreviated ED which stands for Erectile Dysfunction aka Impotence
Medications classified to treat ED can cause synergistic hypotension when combined with antianginals such as nitroglycerin and Isordil (isosorbide)
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