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English translation: potassium-sparing [drug or diuretic]

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16:21 Jul 29, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Italian term or phrase: risparmiatore di potassio
La paziente assume molti farmaci tra cui potassio ed un risparmiatore di potassio.
manulin
English translation:potassium-sparing [drug or diuretic]
Explanation:
"The patient is taking many drugs, including potassium and a potassium-sparing drug..."

Here it helps to have some medical background and/or resources. For example, Google has more than 6,000 references for "potassium-sparing," and only one (for an alternative-medicine/herbal-product manufacturer) for "potassium saving."

As explained at the legitimate medical web site below, most potassium-sparing drugs are diuretics.

"DEFINITION: a class of drugs that block the exchange of sodium for potassium and hydrogen ions in the distal tubule, causing an increase in the excretion of sodium and chloride with a negligible increase in potassium excretion; used primarily as adjuncts to enhance the action and counteract the kaliuretic effects of thiazide and loop diuretics in the treatment of renal disease and in the treatment of hypertension."

This source is authoritative, inasmuch as its definitions "either have been provided by the authors of the articles, or have been extracted wholly or in part, or paraphrased from the following
sources: The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine and Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.

Hope this helps,
HC
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Heathcliff
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Grazie per avermi dato una spiegazione cosi' esauriente e chiara. Mi e' stata molto utile.
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Summary of answers provided
na +3potassium-sparing [drug or diuretic]Heathcliff
na"potassium (or kalium) patch,"small potassium (or kalium) dosage"
Gary Presto
napotassium saver
Angela Arnone


  

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26 mins
potassium saver


Explanation:
Found this trace!
"HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA.
- Abissynian pink tea (bissap is well known for its refreshing, diuretic role)

- Mild sympatholytic, this plant improves the heart's flow, tolerance to fat and carbohydrates (sugars).

-Through its direct action on the renal loop, it complements Gardenia Ternifolia's central action by permitting maintenance of the ionic balance. (natural Potassium saver) "

Angela



Angela Arnone
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44 mins
"potassium (or kalium) patch,"small potassium (or kalium) dosage"


Explanation:
Ti le propongo nel contesto eventuale di un incremento intermittente di tale medicina somministrato ad un paziente tramite sia una piccola posologia orale o endovenosa, sia alcun tipo di "patch," cioè il farmaco contenuto in un materiale affisso alla pelle per trasmetterne continuamente un po' assorbito dentro la corrente saguigna del paziente, e così via...? E' l'unica soluzione a cui io possa pensare in questo momento, vista una traduzione di "risparmiatore" in "saver" -- ad esempio, per qualche tipo di "riserva"? -- ritrovatasi al link sottostante dell'Eurodicautum. (Inoltre: "reserve" si può tradurre in "risparmiare," anche nel senso diverso di "reserve one's strength," quale "risparmiarsi le forze." Argh!! Buona fortuna! Gary


    Dizionario Medico IT-EN Maria Laura Petrelli
    Reference: http://eurodic.ip.lu:8086//cgi-bin/edicbin/expert.pl
Gary Presto
Local time: 20:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +3
potassium-sparing [drug or diuretic]


Explanation:
"The patient is taking many drugs, including potassium and a potassium-sparing drug..."

Here it helps to have some medical background and/or resources. For example, Google has more than 6,000 references for "potassium-sparing," and only one (for an alternative-medicine/herbal-product manufacturer) for "potassium saving."

As explained at the legitimate medical web site below, most potassium-sparing drugs are diuretics.

"DEFINITION: a class of drugs that block the exchange of sodium for potassium and hydrogen ions in the distal tubule, causing an increase in the excretion of sodium and chloride with a negligible increase in potassium excretion; used primarily as adjuncts to enhance the action and counteract the kaliuretic effects of thiazide and loop diuretics in the treatment of renal disease and in the treatment of hypertension."

This source is authoritative, inasmuch as its definitions "either have been provided by the authors of the articles, or have been extracted wholly or in part, or paraphrased from the following
sources: The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine and Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.

Hope this helps,
HC



    Reference: http://www.ndif.org/Terms/potassium-sparing_diuretic.html
    (and ample experience in medical translation)
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 17:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 504
Grading comment
Grazie per avermi dato una spiegazione cosi' esauriente e chiara. Mi e' stata molto utile.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  marina callegari: that's the real technical term to use!
7 hrs

agree  Gillian Hargreaves
8 hrs

agree  mangordi: we must keep up scientific level...!this is the precise term...!
12 hrs
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