central diabetes insipidus


Medical Definition of central diabetes insipidus

: diabetes insipidus caused by insufficient production of vasopressin and resulting from damage (as from injury, infection, or disease) to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus Central diabetes insipidus is a heterogeneous condition characterized by polyuria and polydipsia due to a deficiency of arginine vasopressin.— Mohamad Maghnie et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 5 Oct. 2000

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“Central diabetes insipidus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/central%20diabetes%20insipidus. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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