- the passing of an excessive quantity of urine, as in diabetes, in certain nervous diseases, etc.
Origin of polyuria
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The quantity may be so considerable as to constitute a polyuria.
There is no polyuria; nycturia is uncommon, quite the exception.
Polyuria with low specific gravity and nycturia are present.
There is no puffiness beneath the eyes, no polyuria, and no nycturia as a rule.
Under exceptional circumstances, in cases of polyuria, inosite can occur.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex
Samuel Leopold Schenk
- pathol physiol the state or condition of discharging abnormally large quantities of urine, often accompanied by a need to urinate frequently
- Excessive passage of urine, as in diabetes.hydruria
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