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diabetes insipidus

Line breaks: dia|betes in|sipi|dus
Pronunciation: /dʌɪəˌbiːtiːz ɪnˈsɪpɪdəs
 
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Definition of diabetes insipidus in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A disease in which the secretion of or response to the pituitary hormone vasopressin is impaired, resulting in the production of very large quantities of dilute urine, often with dehydration and insatiable thirst.
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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