Origin and Etymology of diabetes insipidus
First Known Use: 1788See Words from the same year
medical Definition of diabetes insipidus
- But there is another type of diabetes—known as diabetes insipidus. In this rare disease, the kidneys can't hold on to the water the body needs. The urine is insipid—so diluted it looks, smells and tastes just like water.
- —Lisa Sanders, The New York Times Magazine, 14 Oct. 2007
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