: excessive secretion of urine

Examples of polyuria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nocturnal polyuria is voiding a high urine volume at night. Sarah Bradley, Health, 17 Nov. 2023 What is polyuria? Sarah Bradley, Health.com, 19 Oct. 2021 There are two types of polyuria: nocturnal and global. Maggie O'Neill, Health, 13 Mar. 2023 To meet the clinical definition of polyuria, urine output for an adult must exceed 2.5 liters per day2 (normal urine output is 1.5 liters daily). Elizabeth Woolley, Verywell Health, 22 Jan. 2023 Patients with nocturnal polyuria produce more than 33% of their daily urine output at night, the report says. Maggie O'Neill, Health.com, 12 Oct. 2021

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyuria was in 1823

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“Polyuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyuria. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


: excessive secretion of urine

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