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diabetes insipidus

Syllabification: di·a·be·tes in·sip·i·dus
Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˌbēdēz inˈsipidəs
 
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Definition of diabetes insipidus in English:

noun

A rare form of diabetes caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone vasopressin, which regulates kidney function.
Example sentences
  • A 35-year-old woman was referred to our neurosurgery department with symptoms of hemianopsia, diabetes insipidus, amenorrhea, and a presumptive diagnosis of pituitary tumor.
  • The vet suggests several lab tests to rule out a urinary tract infection and other more serious diseases such as diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus.
  • Patients with intracranial germinoma at other locations may present with diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism, and Perinaud syndrome.

Origin

late 19th century: from diabetes + Latin insipidus 'insipid'.

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