: a disorder of the pituitary gland characterized by intense thirst and by the excretion of large amounts of urine
Examples of diabetes insipidus in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThere is another kind of diabetes, diabetes insipidus, that is also often responsible for polyuria, explains the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Sarah Bradley, Health.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Those with diabetes insipidus would also be frequently urinating.
Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 27 Sep. 2020
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: 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 urineBut 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 — see central diabetes insipidus, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus