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A patient is being seen by the health care provider because the patient states he has developed edema in his lower extremities. He has had hypertension for ten years. The health care provider tells the patient that he has developed a nephrotic syndrome. Which will be the most likely prescribed diuretic in the treatment of this disorder?
Furosemide, a loop diuretic.
Polythiazide a thiazide diuretic.
Metolazone, a sulfonamide diuretic.
spironolactone, a potassium sparing diuretic.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (a). Furosemide (loop diuretic) works well in cases with kidney disease.
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