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Definition Return to top
Osmotic diuresis is increased urination caused by the presence of certain substances in the small tubes of the kidneys.
Causes Return to top
High blood sugar (glucose) can cause osmotic diuresis, as can medications such as Mannitol.Update Date: 8/14/2007 Updated by: Charles Silberberg, DO, Private Practice specializing in Nephrology, Affiliated with NY Medical College, Division of Nephrology, Valhalla, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.