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Medical Dictionary

diabetes insipidus

noun diabetes in·sip·i·dus \-in-ˈsip-əd-əs\

Medical Definition of DIABETES INSIPIDUS

:  a disorder that is caused by insufficient secretion of vasopressin by the pituitary gland or by a failure of the kidneys to respond to circulating vasopressin and that is characterized by intense thirst and by the excretion of large amounts of urine—see central diabetes insipidus, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
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