diabetes insipidus
Rare form of diabetes in which the kidney tubules do not reabsorb enough water. This can be because (a) either the renal tubules have defective receptors for antidiuretic hormone (ADH; vasopressin) ; (b) a class of aquaporin water channel in the collecting duct is defective; (c) there is inadequate ADH production by the pituitary, leading to the excessive production of dilute urine.

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  • diabetes insipidus — diabetes di a*be tes, n. [NL., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to pass or cross over. See {Diabase}.] (Med.) Any of several diseases which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine; when used without qualification, the term usually refers to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • diabetes insipidus — [in sip′i dəs] n. 〚ModL, lit., insipid diabetes〛 a disorder caused by a pituitary deficiency and characterized by the heavy discharge of urine and intense thirst * * * Endocrine disorder causing extreme thirst and excessive production of very… …   Universalium

  • diabetes insipidus — diabetes in·sip·i·dus in sip əd əs n 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • diabetes insipidus — [in sip′i dəs] n. [ModL, lit., insipid diabetes] a disorder caused by a pituitary deficiency and characterized by the heavy discharge of urine and intense thirst …   English World dictionary

  • diabetes insipidus — diabetes insipidus. См. несахарный диабет. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • diabetes insipidus — noun a rare form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys); characterized by the chronic excretion of large amounts of pale dilute urine which results in dehydration and extreme… …   Useful english dictionary

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