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central diabetes insipidus

noun

Medical Definition of central diabetes insipidus

  1. :  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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