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central diabetes insipidus

noun

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 Medicine5 Oct. 2000

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