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Imaging, data visualisation, videos and scientific infographics compiled and created by a cardiologist with an interest in science communication and comedy

April 27, 2018

Immersion diuresis is the name given to the phenomenon of getting into water and then wanting to take a tinkle. I thought it might be something to do with the pressure of water on the bladder or just a psychological effect, but it's actually a lot more interesting and quite a cool demonstration of physiology.

This is the second in my series entitled 'Minute Medicine' where I try to explain an offbeat medical topic in as short a time as possible. So far I've made them during a brief break on a night shift! This is my excuse for why I look...

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