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DIABETES INSIPIDUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does diabetes insipidus mean? 

DIABETES INSIPIDUS (noun)
  The noun DIABETES INSIPIDUS has 1 sense:

1. a rare form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys); characterized by the chronic excretion of large amounts of pale dilute urine which results in dehydration and extreme thirst

  Familiarity information: DIABETES INSIPIDUS used as a noun is very rare.


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DIABETES INSIPIDUS (noun)


Sense 1diabetes insipidus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rare form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys); characterized by the chronic excretion of large amounts of pale dilute urine which results in dehydration and extreme thirst

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("diabetes insipidus" is a kind of...):

diabetes (any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diabetes insipidus"):

nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (diabetes insipidus caused by a failure of the kidney to respond to normal levels of vasopressin)


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