Definition of diabetes insipidus in English:

diabetes insipidus

Line breaks: dia|betes in|sipi|dus
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪpɪdəs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A rare form of diabetes caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone vasopressin, which regulates kidney function.
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    • 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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