insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
noun Date: 1980 type 1 diabetes — abbreviation IDDM

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  • insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — 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

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — (IDDM) is a medical term that describes diabetes mellitus that requires insulin therapy to avoid ketoacidosis. IDDM is often considered a synonym for juvenile diabetes mellitus and type 1 diabetes mellitus, though the three terms are not entirely …   Wikipedia

  • insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — n type 1 diabetes abbr. IDDM * * * (IDD) (IDDM) type 1 d. mellitus …   Medical dictionary

  • insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — noun severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease • Syn: ↑type I… …   Useful english dictionary

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — 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

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — n TYPE 2 DIABETES abbr. NIDDM …   Medical dictionary

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — noun mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — (NIDDM) (NIDD) type 2 d. mellitus …   Medical dictionary

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — noun Date: 1979 type 2 diabetes abbreviation NIDDM …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • insulin-dependent diabetes — (IDD) type I diabetes mellitus, chronic condition in which the beta cells of the pancreatic islets produce little or no insulin and those affected must regularly inject themselves with insulin to control blood sugar (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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