If diuresis by itself were meaning increased urination, the article authors would not use the term increased diuresis for increased urination but just diuresis. Yes, by obvious logic, to me, this means, they consider diuresis as normal urination.
A word being explained in a dictionary this or other way does not automatically mean the explanation is correct or appropriate.
I have finished a medical faculty and I believe I have fair understanding of most common medical terms and principles behind them, but I found this diuresis a bit tricky, so I asked for opinions here. My question is about a term usage, not a medical question. I asked a question and provided my arguments, I did not make any final claim. Again, I feel, the term diuresis in dictionaries
should be used for normal urination from the reasons described above. I'm not complaining about how nurses and doctors use it at their work.
I'm not attacking or insulting anyone here and I fully respect reasonable answers even if I don't agree with them. If someone thinks my explanation is wrong please provide some reasoning beyond how "everyone" uses the term in a certain way or how it is written in dictionaries. Basically I was hoping someone will paste a link to some source for which we all could agree as an authority source. Again, this is probably much more a grammatical than medical question.
Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(y. 1913) has this definition:
Diuresis = free excretion of urine
This is what I can agree with.