AMILORIDE

noun. A heterocyclic carboxy-guanidinium compound employed scientifically and medically acting as a diuretic drug to block salt from absorbing back into the kidneys and also to decrease blood pressure via salt channels. In addition, scientists studying taste often employ this concept in order to prevent salt channels on the tongue from reception so they may examine how the body perceives the taste of salt.

AMILORIDE: "The doctor prescribed amiloride to treat Nancy's edema."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AMILORIDE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/amiloride/ (accessed August 9, 2020).
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