Loop diuretics are diuretics that act at the ascending loop of Henle in the kidney. They are primarily used in medicine to treat hypertension and edema often due to congestive heart failure or renal insufficiency.
The nephron is divided into 6 distinct parts Proximal (covoluted) tubule Descending loop of Henle Ascending loop of Henle Distal (convoluted) tubule Cortical collecting duct Distal collecting duct .
Combination of Loop Diuretics With Thiazide-Type Diuretics in Heart Failure
“ Furosemide aka Lasix is probably the most commonly used diuretic. It is used to reduce body water content (usually by inducing urination) for two conditions: hypertension or edema. It is the treatment for edema associated with congestive heart.
Nephron again. Proximal tube: Recapture of WATER, IONS and NUTRIENTS Descending loop of Henle: reabsorption of water. Ascending loop of Henel: permeable to ions Distal tubule: reabsorption of K and NaCl Collecting duct: to the renal pelvis we go