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diabetes insipidus

/ (ɪnˈsɪpɪdəs) /
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noun
a disorder of the pituitary gland causing excessive thirst and excretion of large quantities of dilute urine
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Word Origin for diabetes insipidus

C18: New Latin, literally: insipid diabetes
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Medical definitions for diabetes insipidus

diabetes insipidus
[ ĭn-sĭpĭ-dəs ]

n.
A chronic metabolic disorder characterized by intense thirst and excessive urination, caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone vasopressin.
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